Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Munchausen By Proxy

This appeared as one of the "overflow" links at Zero Hedge yesterday.

Obama and Munchausen’s Syndrome By Proxy (6/22/09, PajamasMedia)

Go read the article. According to a medical site, the symptoms of this syndrome can include Munchausen Syndrome (not "by Proxy"), which is a "related disorder in which the caregiver repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when he or she has caused the symptoms".

According to Wikipedia,

"The syndrome name derives from Baron Münchhausen (Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, 1720-1797) who purportedly told many fantastical and impossible adventures about himself, which Rudolf Raspe later published as The Surprising Adventures of Baron Münchausen."


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