Factitious disorder with mostly physical symptoms refers to a type of Factitious Disorders. People with this disorder claim to have symptoms related to a physical illness, such as symptoms of chest pain, stomach problems or fever. This disorder is sometimes referred to as Munchausen syndrome, named for Baron von Munchausen, an 18th century German officer who was known for embellishing the stories of his life and experiences. *


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Factitious disorder with mostly physical symptoms a type of disorder where people affected by it claim to have symptoms related to a physical illness, such as symptoms of chest pain, stomach problems or fever. This disorder is sometimes referred to as Munchausen syndrome, named for Baron von Munchausen, an 18th century German officer who was known for embellishing the stories of his life and experiences. *

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