Münchausen syndrome

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  • Munchausen Syndrome Analysis

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    Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, “… is caused by a caregiver who uses various techniques to induce symptoms in a child – giving the child drugs, tampering with medications, contaminating a feeding tube, or even smothering the child, for example” (Comer, 2014, p. 238). I assume that this diagnosis is psychologically brought about. Something inside the brain of the person who is diagnosed with this syndrome seeks a special kind of attention. I would almost view it as an addiction. In ways they are craving

  • Essay Taking a Closer Look at Münchausen Syndrome

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    Münchausen syndrome is a psychiatric disorder that is distinguished by the patient causing or faking physical or psychological ailments for the sole purpose of being admitted to the hospital. A psychiatric consult nurse sees about one or two Münchausen cases a month (Interview with John Hauber, RN). Out of the entire United States population, only half to two percent of people have the disorder (medicinenet.com), but the number is probably higher than that because the statistic shown only represents

  • Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy Essay

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    For decades, Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) has been rarely diagnosed or discussed; when asked what MSbP, most people will draw a blank. Only specialists in the fields such as child-welfare, or psychology are fully aware of the danger of this abuse that claims the life of nine percent of the individuals that fall victim to it (Morrel and Tilley 2). MSbP is such a difficult disorder to diagnose that, by the time the condition is evident, the victim has usually gone through many painful, unneeded

  • Essay on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Sick Kid or Sick Parent?(4)

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    Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Sick Kid or Sick Parent?(4) In relating the details of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP), the initial reaction is usually shock, followed quickly by fascination. The reason for the latter is that the medical community has yet to make up their minds about what exactly MSBP is. The debate: psychiatric disorder v. child abuse. Essentially the arguments for both create a divide between the brain and behavior, though not relating the two. Munchausen Syndrome "is

  • Munchausen Syndrome : A Mental Illness Essay

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    Munchausen syndrome, also referred to as factitious disorder, is a mental condition in which sufferers cause or pretend to have physical or psychological symptoms that are not actually occurring. Munchausen syndrome is considered to be a mental illness because it is associated with severe emotional difficulties that are present with the illness. Due to the fact that there are no reliable statistics regarding the number of people in the United States who suffer from Munchausen syndrome, it is considered

  • Munchausen Syndrome

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    town known as the barrens. The first two who play down there are Bill,who had recently lost his brother in what seemed to be a spree of children dying young, and Eddie, a child protected from the world by his overweight mother who suffers from Munchausen Syndrome. They, like the others, are rejects from the community. The next boy who came along was Ben Hanscom. He was being chased by the school bully and found the other two boys attempting to build a dam. After the coast was clear the three boys began

  • Munchausen Syndrome Essay

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    According to Ronald J. Comer (2014), Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a unique psychological disorder in which two individuals are directly involved. The individual experiencing the symptoms of the disorder is victimized by another individual suffering a distinct psychological disorder. Typically, the relationship between the two individuals are parent and child, and specifically, the child is victimized by the parent. Parents who subject their children to the symptoms have been shown to be psychologically

  • Causes Of Munchausen Syndrome

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    When somebody's loved one or their own children are sick or have passed away, its normal for them and others to feel distraught. Somebody with Munchausen Syndrome might not feel so distraught at first, it is more of a satisfying feeling for them. An individual with this disorder intentionally gets their children sick or exaggerates the symptoms, possibly even to the point it results in murder. They enjoy and feed off the attention and sympathy they receive from family and friends even hospital personnel

  • Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy Is A Mental Illness And Form Of Child Abuse

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    Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a mental illness and form of child abuse that claims the lives of 9% of its victims (Heffner, 2004). It is defined as, “a psychological disorder in which a parent, typically a mother, harms her child (as by poisoning), falsifies the child 's medical history, or tampers with the child 's medical specimens in order to create a situation that requires or seems to require medical attention” (Merriam-Webster, 1977). In most cases, the mother is the abuser and plagues the

  • Taking a Look a the Munchausen Syndrome

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    Munchausen!!! If you know someone with munchausen syndrome, you know how bad the disease is. If you don't know someone with the disease, I will tell you all about it. the disease isn't very big or popular anymore, because not a lot of women don't have this disease anymore. I have done a lot of research, and most of the diagnoses were done in the 1900s, but the disease is still around some places. This disease is mostly diagnosed to women, because most men don't feel the need to these kind of