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Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: Introduction

Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: A rare condition where a person (usually a mother) deliberately makes another person sick or convinces other people that the individual is sick. The fabricated medical condition usually leads to unnecessary medical tests being done or medications being taken. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

  • Lack of attention for the sick child when not being observed
  • Lack of evidence for claimed medical problem
  • Excessive interest in hospital happening not involving their child
  • Symptoms of the child's illness don't appear when the mother is absent
  • Attention-seeking behavior
  • more symptoms...»

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Causes of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

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More information about Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

  1. Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths
 

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