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    when people fake serious illness for themselves or their relatives on Internet forums, chatrooms, etc

    Some psychiatrists have started using the term Münchausen by internet (MBI) to describe this behaviour.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/06/2012


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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