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Social media gives new life to psychiatric disorder

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Social networking is big but how much of what you read online can you believe?

A strange psychiatric disorder that's been around for years is getting a new life thanks to social networking.

Some people lie about illnesses online, they've done it on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Experts say the act in and of itself is an illness and the reason people are doing it is because their emotional needs are not being met.

FOX 10's Ron Hoon explains more about the disease Munchausen.

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