Münchausen syndrome presenting with chronic pain: Case report

David A. Fishbain, Myron Goldberg, Renée Steel Rosomoff, Hubert L. Rosomoff

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A factitious disorder is one that has been fabricated or simulated by the patient. Münchausen syndrome is a subtype of factitious disorder. This syndrome has not previously been described in relationship to chronic pain/chronic pain treatment units. Such a patient is presented and the clues to the identification of this syndrome within chronic pain patients are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1988



  • Chronic pain
  • Münchausen syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Psychology

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Fishbain, D. A., Goldberg, M., Rosomoff, R. S., & Rosomoff, H. L. (1988). Münchausen syndrome presenting with chronic pain: Case report. Pain, 35(1), 91-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-3959(88)90280-1