Munchausen syndrome by proxy


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Munchausen syndrome by proxy

n.
A psychiatric disorder in which a parent or other caregiver seeks attention from medical professionals by causing or fabricating signs or symptoms of illness in a child.

Mun′chausen syn`drome by prox′y


n.
a form of Munchausen syndrome in which a person induces or claims to observe a disease in another, usually a close relative, in order to attract the doctor's attention to herself or himself.
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MUNCHAUSEN syndrome by proxy is a mental illness and a form of child abuse.
Hannah Turtle, who murdered her baby son, James, was diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome by proxy after she poisoned and suffocated the baby.
However, doctors suspect Ms Bowen-Wright suffers from what they call Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, the hinterland of child abuse, Lancet 1977; 2: 343-345.
This is the textbook face of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
Checklists relate to the crime scene, the patrol officer's duties, preliminary investigation at the scene, the duties of the detective supervisor, specific investigative duties, and investigation of suicide, suicide-by-cop, final exit suicides, autoerotic fatalities, fatal fires, sudden infant death syndrome, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, police-related shootings, and officer-involved shootings and use of deadly force, and include protocols for videotaping and the documentation of crime scene photos, a sex-related crime scene checklist, a death notification checklist, medicolegal considerations, and a checklist for examination of the body at the scene, with illustrations, references, and diagrams.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (SMP): an extreme form of child abuse with a special forensic challenge.
Medical child abuse; beyond Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
For the first time, the family physician openly suggested considering the possibility of Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP).
A I think you're referring to Munchausen syndrome by proxy, where a parent will deliberately fabricate an illness in their child to get attention, even making them ill deliberately to do so.
Campaigners claimed Dr Peter Davis had worked closely with Sir Meadow on a paper called Epidemiology of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.