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Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome Misunderstood Child Abuse by Teresa F. Parnell

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome Misunderstood Child Abuse


Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome Misunderstood Child Abuse by Teresa F. Parnell

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (MBPS), a form of child abuse in which a primary carer - usually a mother - fabricates and/or induces illness in a child, is one of the least understood forms of child abuse and mental illness. Examining the current knowledge about the manifestations and consequences of this perplexing behaviour, this book assists all professionals working with chronically ill children in identifying and intervening with this bizarre and often deadly form of abuse. Drawing from their firsthand experience with the complexities of such cases, the editors and contributors address critical issues of not only identification and assessment but also long-term psychotherapy. Therapy with the mother/perpetrator has traditionally been markedly unsuccessful, but this book provides a much-needed framework for the successful treatment of acknowledged perpetrators. Emphasizing the important role of efficient multidisciplinary cooperation in handling MBPS cases, Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome also features perspectives from experts in the fields of medicine, child protection, education, social work, hospital administration and law.

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Publication date

30th July 1997


Teresa F. Parnell

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SAGE Publications Inc


328 pages


Neurology & clinical neurophysiology



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