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production or feigning of physical or psychological signs or symptoms
in another person who is under the individual's care.
B. The motivation
for the perpetrator's behavior is to assume the sick role
incentives for the behavior (such as economic gain) are absent.
D. The behavior
is not better accounted for by another mental disorder.
episodes of illness occur only when the child is, or has recently
been, alone with the parent.
parent has taken the child to numerous caregivers, resulting in
multiple diagnostic evaluations but neither cure nor definitive
other parent (usually the father) is notably uninvolved despite
the ostensive health crises.
parent is proved to have provided false information to health care
professionals or others.
parent continually advocates for painful or risky diagnostic tests
for the child.
child persistently fails to tolerate or respond to usual medical
and symptoms abate or do not occur when the child is separated from
child in the family has had unexplained illness or childhood death.
parent has a personal history of factitious disorder.
from Bools et al. 1992; Jani et al. 1992; Jureidini 1993; Libow 1995; R. Meadow 1982; Schreier and Libow 1996.