Psychopathology of perpetrators of fabricated or induced illness in children: case series

@article{Bass2011PsychopathologyOP,
  title={Psychopathology of perpetrators of fabricated or induced illness in children: case series},
  author={C. Bass and D. Jones},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={199},
  pages={113 - 118}
}
  • C. Bass, D. Jones
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
  • Background Munchausen's syndrome by proxy (recently renamed fabricated or induced illness) is a rare form of child abuse, but relatively little is known about the psychopathology of the perpetrators. Aims To examine the medical, psychiatric, social work and forensic records of mothers referred for detailed psychiatric assessment from 1996 to 2009. Method Twenty-eight consecutive individuals with a putative diagnosis of fabricated or induced illness were referred to the authors for detailed… CONTINUE READING
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