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munchausen syndrome by proxy
 
It's been a year since I've been on this site. Here's a new topic for everyone to chew on (and I'm sure some of you will). Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. What makes parents do this? What gratification do they get from this? I've been studying both sides to this issue and would like to hear your opinions.

  • It's not just parents who are involved with this... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Nov 1, 00 (#1 of 32)
  • This has to be one of the most despicable crimes... by Fran Hinkel - Nov 1, 00 (#2 of 32)
  • This is probably a really dumb question, but what... by Rob Lewis - Nov 1, 00 (#3 of 32)
  • It is when someone deliberately makes another... by kirsten b - Nov 1, 00 (#4 of 32)
  • It does sound bizarre doesn't it?.. by Carol Diemer - Nov 2, 00 (#5 of 32)
  • The name "Munchausen" comes from the German fairy... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Nov 2, 00 (#6 of 32)
  • It certainly is a terrible crime... by Darlene Campbell - Nov 2, 00 (#7 of 32)
  • Both I think (from what I have read and seen on... by kirsten b - Nov 2, 00 (#8 of 32)
  • I thought that might be what it was... by Rob Lewis - Nov 3, 00 (#9 of 32)
  • This is the first time I've heard of this crime so... by Marilyn Dickey - Nov 3, 00 (#10 of 32)
  • I would hope it is rare... by kirsten b - Nov 4, 00 (#11 of 32)
  • It's also a minor part of the movie "The Sixth... by Rob Lewis - Nov 5, 00 (#12 of 32)
  • That's right it is the part where the mother... by Darlene Campbell - Nov 6, 00 (#13 of 32)
  • It is not as uncommon as you may think... by Is_this_normal? - Nov 7, 00 (#14 of 32)
  • What type of criminal actions are taken when these... by Darlene Campbell - Nov 8, 00 (#15 of 32)
  • Darlene, It depends on the circumstances and the... by Rob Lewis - Nov 10, 00 (#16 of 32)
  • agreed,Rob--the proxy syndrome is used as a sort... by william Pratt - Nov 15, 00 (#17 of 32)
  • In fact, the insanity defense rarely works period. by Rob Lewis - Nov 17, 00 (#18 of 32)
  • here's an interesting somewhat related story that... by william Pratt - Nov 23, 00 (#19 of 32)
  • oops! by Rob Lewis - Nov 26, 00 (#20 of 32)
  • hey,Rob-I got another one---a guy decided to rob a... by william Pratt - Nov 28, 00 (#21 of 32)
  • William, I think the level of criminal mastery is... by Rob Lewis - Nov 28, 00 (#22 of 32)
  • well,a young mother decided to kill her one month... by william Pratt - Dec 14, 00 (#23 of 32)
  • well,since this is the holiday season,how about... by william Pratt - Dec 15, 00 (#24 of 32)
  • Does anyone know what causes a parent to have this... by P Marlowe - Jan 13, 01 (#25 of 32)
  • I copied this from a page by a psychiatrist who... by Fran Hinkel - Jan 16, 01 (#26 of 32)
  • Thank you Fran for the report. by Marilyn Dickey - Jan 18, 01 (#27 of 32)
  • Thanks, Fran, for that excerpt, it was indeed... by P Marlowe - Jan 20, 01 (#28 of 32)
  • Yeah, that is a tough one, Marlowe... by Fran Hinkel - Jan 26, 01 (#29 of 32)
  • My wife was a victim as a baby... by Mark Rogers - Jan 31, 04 (#30 of 32)
  • Thank you for sharing what must be painful... by P Marlowe - Mar 26, 04 (#31 of 32)
  • guess what?.. by can't catch me - Dec 17, 04 (#32 of 32)

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