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What is Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome?

What is Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome?

  • 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.

Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: Introduction

Types of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome:

Broader types of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome:

What causes Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome?

Causes of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: see causes of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

What are the symptoms of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome?

Symptoms of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: see symptoms of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

Can anyone else get Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome.
Treatments for Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: see treatments for Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

Name and Aliases of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

Main name of condition: Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome

Other names or spellings for Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome:

Meadow syndrome, Munchausen syndrome by proxy

Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome:

  • Factious disorder by proxy
  • Neuropsychological testing

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