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What is munchausen by proxy syndrome?

Muchausen by Proxy is a disease characterized by parent, usually the mother, who intentionally causes illness to her child!!! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Macy Reply:

    How to Recognize Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. There are many forms of child abuse practiced by unfit parents and all are terrible, but there is one that is Source:http://www.ehow.com/how_2075230_recognize-munchausen-syndrome-proxy.html

  2. Catherin Reply:

    n. A psychological disorder in which a parent or other caregiver gains attention from medical professionals by repeatedly causing or fabricating disease symptoms in a child.

  3. Marlana Reply:

    Examples of fabrication of illness in children are described. Primarily uncomplicated cries for help are differentiated from two major subtypes (the Active Inducer and the Doctor Addict) which define the spectrum of Munchausen syndrome by p… Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3789106

  4. Twyla Reply:

    Watch for children who are continually ill but who have no symptoms that correspond with a known disease. Often the mother gives the child medication or chemical substances to make him vomit or have diarrhea. The mother continually brings t… Source:http://www.ehow.com/how_2075230.html

  5. Nelda Reply:

    This is a syndrome where the mother makes her own child sick in order to get attention and sympathy, for all the emergency room visits and the stress of a sick child. Source:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Mental/what_is_munchausen_syndrome_by_proxy

  6. Kylee Reply:

    Anyone know anything about Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome? I think my mom may us she has cancer. She would not give us have this.? 5 years ago she told any info on it she said

  7. Frankie Reply:

    Eminems Mom

  8. Nilda Reply:

    Still widely used, the term "Munchausen syndrome by proxy" has led to much confusion in the literature. The term is not officially recognized in the latest

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