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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ARE PARENTS INVOLVED IN MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY CANDIDATES TO BE MUNCHAUSEN'S SYNDROME PATIENTS AFTER THEIR CHILDREN HAVE ALL GROWN UP?
The court heard how single mother Dickinson suffered from Munchausen by Proxy syndrome - an attention seeking disorder which drives sufferers to harm others.
There were suggestions that he suffered Munchausen By Proxy syndrome, hurting children to gain attention.
Tognoni's accidental discovery of factitious disorder, also known as Munchausen by proxy, led him to re-evaluate his son's injury.
Abstract: In typical cases of Munchausen by proxy maltreatment, a mother feigns or produces illness in her child.
As a child expert Professor Meadow's courtroom reputation was built on "discovering" the so-called Munchausen by proxy syndrome, said to be a form of child abuse where parents fabricate illnesses in their children to seek continued and unnecessary medical care.
One was on Munchausen by proxy syndrome - the condition suffered from by child-murderess, nurse Beverly Allitt.