Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome is a landmark book that should interest not only Munchausen patients and their professional caregivers, but also anyone interested in psychology, mental health treatment, and medical mysteries. This is the first book that firmly counters the therapeutic nihilism surrounding the condition, offering hope to patients and families that recovery is achievable. The unique presentation of dual voices–the patient’s and the therapist’s–allows profound insights into the challenging psychodynamics of Munchausen syndrome and the effort required for resolution. I heartily recommend Secrets Unraveled to all interested readers.”

Marc D. Feldman, M.D., author of Playing Sick?
Untangling the Web of Munchausen Syndrome,
Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering, and Factitious Disorder


Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome becomes a page-turner in its own right. Whether you’re a layperson or a clinician, or you know someone whom you suspect is suffering from such a psychiatric illness, this revolutionary book will inspire and educate you.



Dr. Hall received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Tufts University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fordham University in 1992. After working as a psychotherapist in many different settings, he started a private practice in 1999.


Dr. Hall’s former patient and co-author, Andrea Avigal has been in full recovery since 2006.  She returned to school and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marist College in 2010 and her MSW from Adelphi University in 2012.


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