Munchausen Mom | Dr. Phil
Tina says she suffers from Munchausen Syndrome, which causes her to purposefully create infected wounds on her body in order to receive attention from others. And, Samantha says she was so good at faking illnesses, she was put into a medically-induced coma. How can they recover from this mental illness? Dr. Phil is joined by The Doctors’ recurring co-host Dr. Ian Smith, infectious disease specialist Dr. Joseph Carlisle and psychiatrist Dr. Marc Feldman to discuss this mental illness and the chances of recovery. The following program contains graphic medical images. Viewer discretion is advised. “I Harm Myself on Purpose” Tina, 52, says she has Munchausen Syndrome, a serious mental disorder in which someone with a deep need for attention pretends to be sick or gets injured on purpose. She says that for the past two decades, she’s been injecting herself with homegrown bacteria, including fecal matter, causing huge wounds that she keeps infected — some for up to a year — in order to