Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Child abuse in the medical system.

  title={Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Child abuse in the medical system.},
  author={Terence G Donald and Jon Jureidini},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={150 7},
Munchausen syndrome by proxy often is managed differently from other forms of child maltreatment, although it is differentiated from them only by the active engagement with the medical profession in the production of morbidity. We suggest a more rigorous approach to Munchausen syndrome by proxy, with explicit acknowledgement that it is abuse and that the medical system is critical to its genesis. This leads us to question the broadness with which the label is applied (eg, in cases of imposed… CONTINUE READING

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