Self-induced injury of one or more of the extremities may represent a distinct variety of Munchausen syndrome. The nature of the inury may be infectious, dermatologic or orthopedic. The mechanism may be secondary gain or another unconscious motivation that causes a craving for attention. In many cases, the underlying psychopathology is personality disorder.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Family Physician|
|State||Published - 1988|