Munchausen by proxy


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Related to Munchausen by proxy: Munchausen syndrome, Factitious Disorder by Proxy

Munchausen by proxy

A factitious disorder in children produced by a parent or other caregiver.
Mentioned in: Factitious Disorders
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Asimismo, se presentan indicios de que, cuando un nino es victima del Sindrome de Munchausen by proxy, posiblemente sus hermanos sufriran los mismos tipos de maltrato si la patologia no es diagnosticada a tiempo.
NASH HAD MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY, WHICH AFFECTED THE COURSE OF HER SON'S TREATMENT.
Casebook companion to the definitional issues in Munchausen by proxy position paper.
The court heard how single mother Dickinson suffered from Munchausen by Proxy syndrome - an attention seeking disorder which drives sufferers to harm others.
Reid claims her son was wrongfully removed from her home after social workers accused her of having a condition known as Munchausen by Proxy, a malady in which a parent fakes a child's illness to gain attention.
Diagnostic difficulties, such as accidental injury versus abuse and even rare entities such as Munchausen by proxy, are discussed.
Libow, Hurting for Love: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (Guilford, Connecticut: Guilford Press, 1993), 103.
The term Munchausen by Proxy was first applied as a syndrome of child abuse in a 1977 article by Roy Meadow, MD, a British pediatrician.
Angela and Rob Darroch, from Billingham, have now been reunited with 15-month-old Archie following their nightmare ordeal which saw Angela wrongly diagnosed with Munchausen by proxy syndrome.
Munchausen by proxy, in which a parent is responsible for producing illness in a child, may lead to extensive medical evaluations and treatment.
The appropriate medical expert to examine and pronounce these cases is a consultant psychiatrist with preferably expertise in such disorders as Munchausen by Proxy.
There were suggestions that he suffered Munchausen By Proxy syndrome, hurting children to gain attention.