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Who is the victim of munchausen syndrome by proxy?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Usually children
Munchausen syndrome is a psychogenic condition in which the patient seeks out medical care including multiple operations for non-existent disease.
By proxy refers to parents and occasionally caregivers who subject their children or dependent to multiple doctor visits and procedures and this satisfies the psychogenic needs of the munchausen by proxy person.

In brief: Usually children
Munchausen syndrome is a psychogenic condition in which the patient seeks out medical care including multiple operations for non-existent disease.
By proxy refers to parents and occasionally caregivers who subject their children or dependent to multiple doctor visits and procedures and this satisfies the psychogenic needs of the munchausen by proxy person.
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