The Current | Jan 24, 2013 | 22:51

Should Münchausen By Internet be considered a mental illness?

If you've heard of Münchausen syndrome where someone goes to great length to fake an illness to get attention, you'll understand Münchausen By Internet, essentially feigned sickness in cyberspace. Today, we hear from the doctor documenting the cases and a woman who's become an online sleuth exposing the hoaxes.

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