Disordered Mother or Disordered Diagnosis: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

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The diagnosis of Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome (MBPS) conjures up an eerie spectacle: a disturbed mother, while ostensibly seeking medical assistance, secretly induces physical illnesses in her helpless child in order to receive attention from a caring, even loving, physician. This putative "syndrome, " which horrifically combines the elusiveness of the classic Munchausen Syndrome patient seeking care for nonexistent illness with the evils of child abuse, has been the subject of numerous books, television dramas, FBI ...

Disordered Mother or Disordered Diagnosis: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome 1998, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780881632903

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