Pediatric Care. Monsters in the Closet: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Criddle, Laura
December 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2010, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p46
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MMSbP). It states that MMSbP pertains to people whose complaints are fabricated resulting to needless hospitalizations, diagnostic tests, and surgery. It mentions that the said disorder is a combination of physical abuse, medical neglect and psychological mistreatment that emerge during the involvement of medical profession. It adds that patients who have MMSbP need to be subjected to psychiatric evaluation and care.


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