Munchausen by proxy


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Munchausen by proxy

A factitious disorder in children produced by a parent or other caregiver.
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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.
But cf Nida Awadallah et al., Munchausen by Proxy: A Case, Chart
NASH HAD MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY, WHICH AFFECTED THE COURSE OF HER SON'S TREATMENT.
Definitional issues in Munchausen by proxy. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Advisor, 11, 7-10.
The court heard how single mother Dickinson suffered from Munchausen by Proxy syndrome - an attention seeking disorder which drives sufferers to harm others.
Diagnostic difficulties, such as accidental injury versus abuse and even rare entities such as Munchausen by proxy, are discussed.
Why so quickly?" "She chose greed and not her children." "Could she possibly have Munchausen by proxy.?" "[Louise] loved the kids better than the mother free her free her free her."
Libow, Hurting for Love: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (Guilford, Connecticut: Guilford Press, 1993), 103.
Allergic form of Meadow's syndrome (Munchausen by proxy).
Clarkson chillingly navigates Adora's conflicting sides: the grief-stricken mother of one dead child and another with a history of self-mutilation and alcoholism; the de facto ruler of a small town with a disturbing history; and, as it turns out, the woman suffering from a mental illness known as Munchausen by proxy, in which she makes a child sick to get attention from others and make the child dependent upon her.
One doctor accused Rebecca, 27, of having Munchausen by proxy syndrome - a rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms.
The judge described her as mentally ill and identified her condition as "Munchausen by proxy syndrome," in which a caregiver fabricates a medical problem for someone in their care.