Is there a word for a disease or personality type where a person wants to have problems to gain attention or sympathy. I came across something closer called 'Munchausen Syndrome'. But it is about a person who 'pretends' to have problems, not actually wants to have problems.
Edit: It is not a duplicate of Is there a word for someone who somewhat delights in their illnesses/medications?, because the problems do not necessarily relate to a medical condition. They can be of a financial situation or relationship issues.