n. A psychological disorder in which a parent or other caregiver gains attention from medical professionals by repeatedly causing or fabricating disease symptoms in a child.
Examples of fabrication of illness in children are described. Primarily uncomplicated cries for help are differentiated from two major subtypes (the Active Inducer and the Doctor Addict) which define the spectrum of Munchausen syndrome by p… Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3789106
Watch for children who are continually ill but who have no symptoms that correspond with a known disease. Often the mother gives the child medication or chemical substances to make him vomit or have diarrhea. The mother continually brings t… Source:http://www.ehow.com/how_2075230.html