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Is it possible for someone to have munchausen syndrome by proxy but instead of phyically causing damage, menally causing it?

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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Proxy Munchausen

This is a factitious emotional illness where someone falsifies or even induces illness in another to get emotional satisfaction.
They may also enjoy deceiving individuals they perceive as more important/powerful. Typically during preschool years, the adult care provider or parent (mother 90%) presents that they have witnessed the symptoms of the illness. Evaluate child, parents, family dynamics.

In brief: Proxy Munchausen

This is a factitious emotional illness where someone falsifies or even induces illness in another to get emotional satisfaction.
They may also enjoy deceiving individuals they perceive as more important/powerful. Typically during preschool years, the adult care provider or parent (mother 90%) presents that they have witnessed the symptoms of the illness. Evaluate child, parents, family dynamics.
Dr. K. Olson
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

An evaluation by a competent mental health professional would be a really good idea.

In brief: Yes

An evaluation by a competent mental health professional would be a really good idea.
Dr. William Drescher
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