Munchausen's syndrome by proxy


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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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Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy; therefore, the proposed legislation
They even suggested I have Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
Keywords: Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, continuity of care, health care system, health-care professionals' communication, community-hospital collaboration
'I wonder if this is a case of what was called Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.'
The youngster, known only as Child D, was taken from her parents' Bridgend home as a toddler in October 2000 when experts diagnosed them with Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, an illness where parents harm their children in order to get attention.
Many children were taken when it was thought that one of the parents suffered from 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.
"The Effects of a Suspected Case of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy on a Pediatric Nursing Staff." General Hospital Psychiatry 10(6):402-9, Nov.
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.