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- n. A psychiatric disorder in which those affected feign illness or psychological trauma in order to garner attention or sympathy.
After the fantastical adventures said to have been related by Baron Münchhausen (1720–1797). (Wiktionary)
At least one doctor she consulted speculated that Leitao could be suffering Münchausen syndrome by proxy, a disorder that involves deliberately harming another person—usually a child—in order to gain attention.