Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Importance of Being Honest

What is the cost of honesty? Every survivor of abuse or trauma has to face that question. Honesty is necessary, yet can be traumatic of itself. We can face scorn from family, friends, strangers, medical personnel, even police, if we report with total honesty about our traumas. We can face disbelief from these people. We […]
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Surviving Adult Reports Childhood MSbP Torture: Part 14 – S.A.F.E. and Phases

In my last post, I described how I went all the way from Utah to Orlando, FL and somehow survived the intake at S.A.F.E. Here, I continue my story of what happened to me at S.A.F.E. My Memory of S.A.F.E. It’s difficult to revisit my time at S.A.F.E. and write it sequentially because my memory […]
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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 4 – Heroes & Advocates?

In this series of posts about Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) researchers Dr. Judith Libow and Dr. Herbert Schreier, I reflected in previous posts on Dr. Libow’s professional background. In this post, I concentrate more on Dr. Schreier’s professional background. Professional Background of Dr. Herbert Schreier In contrast to Dr. Libow, Dr. Herbert Schreier is […]
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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 3 – Psychologist & Psychiatrist

In my previous posts, I introduced some pivotal researchers who have published quite a bit of foundational evidence-based science on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP). These researchers are Dr. Judith Libow and Dr. Herbert Schreier, and in this blog post, I will describe their academic and professional backgrounds as a psychologist (Libow) and psychiatrist (Schreier). […]
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The Gift of Life, The Gift of Death: Part two

As I said in the previous post, one of the central ironies of abuse is that the people who give us life are those who may give us death. My father, as I described in the earlier post, was not a forgiving man.  I describe the moments after my father came home, and my mother told […]
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