Monthly Archives: June 2016

Thief of My Time

One facet of having MSbP in a family is never being sure of one’s past. What was true, real, honest? Where were lies, traps, missing pieces? Yet abuse is not the only thief of a person’s time on this earth. I recently learned my beloved mother has a brain tumor. It is quite large, and […]
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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 17 – Libow & Schreier’s Defense – Rounds 3 & 4

In this series of posts, I review the scientific work on the topic of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) by Drs. Judith Libow and Herbert Schreier, who wrote many articles on the topic, including one that evoked an incendiary response in the literature by another scientist, Dr. Carek. My last few posts narrated this scientific […]
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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 16 – Libow & Schreier’s Defense – Rounds 1 & 2

This series of blog posts reviews the scientific work in the field of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) by clinician-researchers Drs. Judith Libow & Herbert Schreier. In my recent blog posts in this series, I describe a scientific article written by Libow & Schreier that was essentially attacked in a letter to the journal editor […]
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Naming the Devil Part 3: The Lying Disease

In the previous blog in this three-part series, I spoke about a personal encounter with a family perpetrator of MSbP, and the roles she gave herself in the process. Here, I’ll describe how the falsehoods and truths combined to lead me to believe my paternal grandmother had MSbP. Filling in Blanks As I continue my […]
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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 15 – Reflection on Dr. Carek

In this series of posts, I review the work of clinician-scientists Libow & Schreier, who studied Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP), beginning with an initial article and book, followed by several articles and the inevitable critiques. In my last post, a clinician named Dr. Carek, in a letter to the editors of Journal of the […]
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