Author Archives: reverendkent

Part 3: After Umpqua, Isn’t It Time To Consider MSbP?

The nation is in mourning yet again following a mass shooting at a school, this time in Oregon. Immediately, the usual mental health vs. gun control sides were drawn in the aftermath of the latest shooting, each expressing its frustration with the other. A Fresh Look Perhaps it’s time for a fresh look at the […]
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Part 2: Could The Sandy Hook Shooter Be A Case Of MSbP?

In my last post on this topic, I talked about features of the Sandy Hook shooting that may have suggested Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP). In this post, I pose the question… Umpqua Killer A Sandy Hook Copycat? The killer who committed the Umpqua Community College massacre in Oregon may have been a copycat. Only […]
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Part 1: Could The Umpqua Community College Shooter Be A Case Of MSbP

As I was considering some of the recent mass murders, I was realizing that not all are the same. In a few, I noticed a dynamic where there was a particular level of rage against the mother. I also seemed to remember, in those cases, there were some Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) “red flags” that […]
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Meet My Family–The Narcissist, The Manipulator, and Me

My Dad, the Narcissist… My dad is a narcissist who was manipulated by my mom.  He saw Billy Graham as a young man, and then wanted to become Billy Graham, but for all the wrong reasons, and mom preyed upon those ambitions.  The performance as an evangelist wooed him away from the sincerity of talking […]
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Mom and Apple Pie Isn’t Nostalgic When Mom’s A Perpetrator

Having a family history involving a maternal perpetrator has its awkward social moments. It’s not unusual from time to time for acquaintances and workmates to chew the fat over nostalgic reminiscences of mom and apple pie. They’re intended to be harmless and sweet, but for some of us they can stir painful memories. My best […]
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