ERIC Number: EJ667909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Deceit Continues: An Updated Literature Review of Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy.
Sheridan, Mary S.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v27 n4 p431-51 Apr 2003
This updated review of the literature on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MBSP) analyzes 451 cases from 154 medical and psychosocial journal articles. Typical victims were usually 4 years of age or under; 6% were dead, and 7.3% suffered long-term or permanent injury. Twenty-five percent of siblings were dead. Mothers were perpetrators in 76.5% of cases. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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