An adolescent in Istanbul with Munchausen's syndrome

Polat A. Ö., Kulaksizoglu I., Vatansever S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY IN MEDICINE, vol.32, no.3, pp.311-315, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


This article presents the treatment period for a 16-year-old girl with Munchausen's syndrome. She was initially referred to the hospital with emphysema of the face, which turned out to be due to self-injection of air. She had an eight-month hospitalization period for the diagnosis of her condition. After the diagnosis was established she was treated by our psychiatric team and followed for 21 months successfully without recurrence.