Munchausen vs Hypochondria

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Orleander, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Does a person with Munchausen just pretend to be sick (like cutting off their hair and telling people they have cancer) or do they drink household cleaners and such to make themselves sick?
     
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  3. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    both orleander.

    There is a case currently of a priest who told everyone he was dying of cancer. Now all the news media are reporting that he is a con man but im not so sure. I think its MUCH more likly he is suffering muchausen syndrome
     
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  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    But with Munchausen, he knew he wasn't sick. He knew he was lying. I hope they didn't raise money for him. That could have gone to people who really needed it.
     
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  7. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    yes the church rasied alot of money for him.

    Thats why people are so angry, that being said he is suffering a mental illness which he cant help anymore than he COULD help it if he had cancer

    If your interested there will probably be alot of comments around an hour on this station
    http://www.abc.net.au/adelaide/ if your interested

    Unfortuantly people treat mental illnesses as the pts fault, this isnt just shown by the comments here on MSBP but also the media reports and the talk back comments. Not to mention the comments that different people made to Mr Hamtastic and in the depression thread and any other thread dealing with mental illness

    As soon as the words "mental illness" are atached for some reason people treat it as a choice which its NOT
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    And people are going to come down harder on him because he is a priest. They expect more from him. I hope he gets treatment and pays back the money.
    Was he just saying he was sick or did he make himself sick?
     
  9. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    as far as i KNOW, he only pretended to have cancer (he IS sick, he has munchousans rember). He did use props like O2 tubes to get further sympathy (its the sympathy the disease desires). Now he and the media are blaming it on a porn adiction but if it was symply about the money there are much easier ways to get it.

    My belife is that the porn adiction is just another symptom (a side note how can you spend millions of dollors on porn?) of the munchousan.
     
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