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 Ear piercing infected?
i pierced my own ear about half way up (auricle) 3 days ago its been sore and is starting to get crusty i have been cleaning it with the usual stuff from my last piercing and ive been turning it its ...


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 Bulimia... :'(?
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 My sister's kid has a problem with drinking alot of water and does it causes kidney problems?
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 Is bipolar disorder a genetic disorder and Is it passed from parents to children?
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Peanut
The mental illness where people make up diseases for attention?
What is the illness called when people make up a serious condition for attention? I know someone who tells everyone he has cancer, and is going for chemo..He didn't lose his hair, just shaved his head..Still has arm hair..What is it called when they make the disease up? He really played us for attention, and at first we believed him but now are reallt skeptical about anything he says..
                     




bin there dun that
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Hypocondriac or something that sounds like that.
And they don't make it up, they just feel they are a magnet for any symptoms of illness.

If I knew that guy, I would call him a liar.


Pookeygirl
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Hypochondria


CommanderJim
munchausen syndrome


Christin B
It's called munchausen by proxy.


Fidget
Hypochondria. Munchausen is when they make some one ELSE sick purposely to gain sympathy and attention.


carpathian mage
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hypochondriac or more possibly Munchausen


Paulette
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I personally love the Tombstone for the woman that complained all of her life about how bad she always felt.

The she died from her diseases, her tombstone says,

" I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK".

No one can know how someone else truly feels, except that person.

By the way some chemo therapy treatment does not make a person lose their hair.


Lise-Anne
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Munchausen's or he's a hypochondriac.


Aimee L
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KNOW YOUR FACTS BEFORE YOU ANSWER!!!!

Hypochondria=when a person thinks they are always sick and will constantly go to doctors, etc... its a paranoia.
Munchausen= people who make themselves sick to get attention.
Munchausen by Proxy= people who make another person ill, usually a child, to get attention.
((In Munchausen cases, these people dont fake being ill, they actually make themselves, or the proxy, fatally ill. Children have died because their "Muchausen moms".))


browneyedgirl623
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Munchausen syndrome


jessjess0310
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hypochondriac is the term you are looking for. and some one who makes up conditions about their child has munchausen syndrome. but don't give up on your friend just yet. some doctors recommend that they shave their heads, so that when the hair falls out its not such a shock to them and others, to walk around with patches of hair on their heads, and some people with cancer and chemo never loose their hair, and some loose the hair on their heads and not the rest of their bodies. so don't give up on your friend just yet.


majnun99
It's called Factitious Disorder in the DSM-IV.

It's also called Munchausen's Disorder, or Munchausen's Disorder by Proxy if someone fakes illness in someone else (usually their child).

They want to play the sick role. If it can be determined the person is doing it to get out of work or to obtain benefits, it's called Malingering. People with Factitious Disorder seem to do it for no particular reason.

People with Hypochondriasis or Somataform Disorder will be preoccupied with illness, but they don't deliberately fake symptoms the way that people with Factitious Disorder will do.


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