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What is the illness called when a parent deliberately makes his child sick?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Munchausen

Munchausen syndrome describes a condition where the patient creates an illness to get attention from the medical profession.
When a parent deliberately makes a child sick, the condition is called munchausen by proxy.

In brief: Munchausen

Munchausen syndrome describes a condition where the patient creates an illness to get attention from the medical profession.
When a parent deliberately makes a child sick, the condition is called munchausen by proxy.
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