What are the signs of munchausen by proxy?

Illness in child. This disorder, named for a german storyteller, is a psychiatric condition in which the sufferer knowingly feigns illness and submits themselves to numerous unnecessary treatments including hospitalizations and surgeries. The by proxy type is when a family member, usually a child, is subjected to the same treatments urged on by usually a mother of the child.

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What are the key signs of munchausen by proxy syndrome?

When a mother: ?Intentionally produces feigned physical or psychological signs or symptoms ?Presents illness behavior reflecting a wish to assume the sick role ?Confronts physicians with self-induced symptoms or disease ?Lacks of external incentives for the behavior (eg, economic gain, avoiding legal responsibility, or improving general wellbeing) Read more...