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ERIC Number: EJ489540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0145-2134
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: A Study of Psychopathology.
Bools, Christopher; And Others
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v18 n9 p773-88 Sep 1994
This study evaluated 100 mothers with Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (the fabrication of illness by a mother in her child). Approximately half of the mothers had either smothered or poisoned their child as part of their fabrications. Lifetime psychiatric histories were reported for 47 of the mothers. The most notable psychopathology was personality disorder in 17 of 19 mothers interviewed. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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