So kinda Munchhausen syndrome? Yeah---I can see that. I focus on the physical healing part because that's all mine was---I didn't find any reward (which can be something as simple as attention, or something as involved as a significant part of her identity) so I healed myself without further ado. I've certainly done plenty of emotional healing though and know how tricksy it can be!
But thankfully mine manifested more in behaviors than needing a serious health issue. So it's good you thought of that. :) I actually do have a double masters in systems counseling, so it kinda surprises me I didn't think of it, but that's me. I definitely can be kinda naive some times.