Dying to be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception

Author(s) : Marc D. Feldman, Author(s) : Gregory Yates

Dying to be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : May 2018
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 230
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 93402
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138063839
  • ISBN 10 : 1138063835
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Most of us can recall a time when we pretended to be sick to reap the benefits that go along with illness. By playing sick, we gain sympathy, care, and attention, and were excused from our responsibilities. Though doing so on occasion is considered normal, there are those who carry their deceptions to the extreme. In this book, Dr. Marc Feldman describes people's strange motivations to fabricate or induce illness or injury to satisfy deep emotional needs. Doctors, family members, and friends are lured into a costly, frustrating, and potentially deadly web of deceit. From the mother who shaves her child's head and tells her community he has cancer, to the co-worker who suffers from a string of incomprehensible tragedies, to the false epilepsy victim who monopolizes her online support group, disease forgery is ever-present in the media and in many people's lives. In Dying to be Ill, Dr. Feldman, with the assistance of Gregory Yates, has chronicled this fascinating world as well as the paths to healing. With insight developed from 25 years of hands-on experience, Dying to be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception is sure to stand as a classic in the field. To find more information or to contact Dr. Feldman and Mr. Yates, visit http://www.DyingToBeIll.com.

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