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Behavioural / Personality

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  • Posted By: Beccasperks
  • November 20, 2009
  • 06:03 PM

What is the name of the syndrome wherein a person only attends or cares for another during times of illness. In other words they thrive, cater to and do well only when the person is ill. In their mind, the person has to be dependent on them.

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  • What is the name of the syndrome wherein a person only attends or cares for another during times of illness. In other words they thrive, cater to and do well only when the person is ill. In their mind, the person has to be dependent on them. I think you are thinking of Munchausen's Syndrome. And I think another symptom of this syndrome is when the person will actually make the other person ill and then act the hero when they nurse them back to health.
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