Munchausen's syndrome by proxy


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Munchausen's syndrome by proxy

Illness or injury in a child caused by a parent or other person in charge who purports the disorders to be spontaneous. The child is commonly brought, often repeatedly, for medical attention and, if suspicion is raised, any responsibility for the child's medical condition is strenuously denied. Separation from the parent or person in loco parentis leads to recovery of the child's disorder. The commonest caused conditions are seizures, rashes, apparent respiratory failure, rashes, bleeding, diarrhoea and vomiting and near-coma. All of these are brought about by such means as partial suffocation, pressure on the neck, the administration of drugs, poisoning, the application of blood or the use of anticoagulants such as warfarin rat poison. Covert closed-circuit TV monitoring has been used to detect the crime.
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MUNCHAUSEN'S syndrome by proxy is a psychological disorder that makes people fake or cause illness in others to get attention themselves.
She was suffering from Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy (MSbp) - a rare mental disorder where a person gets emotional satisfaction from inflicting injury on another so they require medical treatments.
'We call on the government to make such a protocol compulsory without delay.': How a prominent witness was discredited:Paediatrician Professor Sir Roy Meadow came to prominence when he described Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy in a Lancet article in 1977.
Doctors diagnosed the mother, Parveen, as suffering from Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy - a condition which allegedly drives parents to harm their children for the attention it brings them.
A review of 298 cases was ordered after three mothers were cleared of killing their children following concerns over misdiagnosis of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.
The move follows the discrediting of paediatrician Sir Roy Meadow whose theory of Munchausen's Syndrome By Proxy -where mothers harm their children to draw attention to themselves -has been widely followed by social workers and courts.
Neil Beardsmore, prosecuting, told the court that McDaid, who was looking after the child, was suffering from a rare mental condition called Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.
In an unusual allegation of Munchausen's syndrome by proxy suffered by both parents, Dr Joseph Dullea, 42, and wife Kristine are said to have pumped the healthy boys full of pills.
The country's top woman judge yesterday agreed to reopen a case in which a mother had her child put up for adoption after being diagnosed as suffering from Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.

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