Munchausen's syndrome by proxy

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Munchausen's syndrome by proxy


Munchausen by proxy

(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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under the nomenclature of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy and how
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.
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.
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.
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.

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