Munchausen's syndrome by proxy


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Related to Munchausen's syndrome by proxy: Factitious Disorder by Proxy

Munchausen's syndrome by proxy

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Munchausen by proxy

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(Psychiatry) a mental disorder in which an individual derives emotional satisfaction from inflicting injury on others and then subjecting them to medical treatment
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They even suggested I have Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
I wonder if this is a case of what was called Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.
Gastrointestinal bleeding in a 15-month-old male: A presentation of Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
Hanon, "Child Abuse: Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, December 1991, 8-11, and Kathryn A.
CAN YOU RECOGNIZE MUNCHAUSEN'S SYNDROME BY PROXY (MSBP)?
During her trial in 1993, the jury heard she suffered from the severe personality disorders Munchausen's syndrome and Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, where sufferers create dramas by either harming themselves or others to get attention.
The Effects of a Suspected Case of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy on a Pediatric Nursing Staff.
Officials from the Child Protective Team of DCF accused the couple of child abuse and said that Sara Evans suffered from Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (MSP).
But Northumberland social services fear Fran could develop Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy - a condition said to lead mums to seek attention by harming their child or by claiming it is ill.
Earlier, McDaid, who is suffering from the rare condition Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, heard Louise Arrol, defending, plead for her to be put on probation and given psychiatric help.
She suffered a personality disorder, for which she was successfully treated, but social services officials still say she is likely to suffer from Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy, the condition which causes mothers to invent illnesses or harm their children for attention.
He is also one of the leading proponents of the diagnosis of Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, in which a parent or carer is said to harm a child to attract attention.

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