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Hi out there! Does anyone know about munchausen syndrome? More importantly, does anyone have any suggestions about how I can help my sister? I'm pretty sure she has this syndrome. It was about three years ago she had our entire family believing she was dying. I was pushing her around in a wheelchair! Needless to say she doesn't need the chair anymore. She currently works in an office. Once I found out that her "illness" wasn't real and confronted her, she miraculously recovered. She saw a therapist briefly but quit going, probably because she didn't want to hear what he had to say. So life went on. But now I see the signs of meltdown again and don't know if and how to help. She will not acknowledge she has any problem.

Any ideas?

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Hi out there! Does anyone know about munchausen syndrome? More importantly, does anyone have any suggestions about how I can help my sister? I'm pretty sure she has this syndrome. It was about three years ago she had our entire family believing she was dying. I was pushing her around in a wheelchair! Needless to say she doesn't need the chair anymore. She currently works in an office. Once I found out that her "illness" wasn't real and confronted her, she miraculously recovered. She saw a therapist briefly but quit going, probably because she didn't want to hear what he had to say. So life went on. But now I see the signs of meltdown again and don't know if and how to help. She will not acknowledge she has any problem.

Any ideas?

Hi there,

I have heard of Munchausen , however have not know anybody to have had it personally. Some things that could be going on is that she is looking for attention, hypochodria, or has a phobia of some sort.

Maybe she could agree to talk to a counselor? Not about her "fake" illness but just to talk about anything that is bothering her. I think it would be

difficult to confront someone like that who feels nothing is wrong. Have you asked her bluntly why she is doing it?

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