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Munchausen Syndrome

"Munchausen Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A factitious disorder characterized by habitual presentation for hospital treatment of an apparent acute illness, the patient giving a plausible and dramatic history, all of which is false.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Munchausen Syndrome" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Munchausen Syndrome" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1990 and 1995 and 1998 and 1999 and 2000 and 2003 and 2004 and 2006 and 2010 and 2012 and 2014 and 2015
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