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AniMae C. (480)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:54 pm
Signed but this woman is extremely unwell!

Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) is a relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caretaker.
In MBPS, an individual — usually a parent or caregiver— causes or fabricates symptoms in a child. The adult deliberately misleads others (particularly medical professionals), and may go as far as to actually cause symptoms in the child through poisoning, medication, or even suffocation. In most cases (85%), the mother is responsible for causing the illness or symptoms.
Typically, the cause is a need for attention and sympathy from doctors, nurses, and other professionals. Some experts believe that it isn't just the attention that's gained from the "illness" of the child that drives this behavior, but also the satisfaction in deceiving individuals who they consider to be more important and powerful than themselves.
Because the parent or caregiver appears to be so caring and attentive, often no one suspects any wrongdoing. Diagnosis is made extremely difficult due to the the ability of the parent or caregiver to manipulate doctors and induce symptoms in their child.
Often, the perpetrator is familiar with the medical profession and knowledgeable about how to induce illness or impairment in the child. Medical personnel often overlook the possibility of MBPS because it goes against the belief that parents and caregivers would never deliberately hurt their child.
Most victims of MBPS are preschoolers (although there have been cases in kids up to 16 years old), and there are equal numbers of boys and girls.

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Jonathan Smithsonian (4)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:37 pm

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:21 pm

Rose Becke (287)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:09 am
Munchausen by proxy I assume this is what this mother has she needs help but I am signing

Rose Becke (287)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:10 am
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Natasha Salgado (672)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 8:25 am
Nasty. Signed-thanks

Mary T. (339)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 1:58 pm
hope mom gets prison time for what she did..thank you Alicia
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