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Munchausen by Internet

Postby Cadmusteeth » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:56 pm

Munchausen by Internet is a term coined by psychiatry professor Dr. Marc Feldman to describe the online manifestation of the mental disorder called Munchausen Syndrome, i.e., people who fake their own illness. People with Munchausen by Internet join online social groups and pretend to be ill because they crave the attention, care, and sympathy that sick people get. They do it to get attention and lenience, act out anger and jealousy, and/or control others. This type of behavior is on the rise online, so it’s helpful to learn how to recognize it and how to react when you do encounter it.

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Re: Munchausen by Internet

Postby Gord » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:22 am

I've seen a couple of case online over the years. The first one involved a male who pretended to be a female, then when he decided to stop, he claimed "she" had advanced breast cancer and probably had only a few weeks left to live. There was a great outpouring of sympathy and affection. And then "she" died.

Later someone who knew the guy posted about him online, and the folks who had loved "her" where horrified to learn how they'd been played for years. It wasn't just about Munchausen, though -- this guy had pretended for a long time that he was a woman, and many of the people he fooled had felt like they knew "her" very well.
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Re: Munchausen by Internet

Postby Cadmusteeth » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:03 am

Ugh! Reminds me when this scummy women and her daughter ripped my mom off.

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Re: Munchausen by Internet

Postby Nikki Nyx » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:33 am

Good grief! Are people really that desperate for attention these days?
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Re: Munchausen by Internet

Postby Gord » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:50 am

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
"Nullius in verba" -- The Royal Society ["take nobody's word for it"]
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Re: Munchausen by Internet

Postby Cadmusteeth » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:37 am

I actually kept on thinking about that weirdo when I read that article.

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Re: Munchausen by Internet

Postby TJrandom » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:14 am

Reminds me of one of our own here....

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Re: Munchausen by Internet

Postby Major Malfunction » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:47 am

Oi, oi. These forums are one of the oldest and last bastions of freedom of personal expression.

I really don't care who or what you are, or pretend to be, so long as you're not a dickhead about it.
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