Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy has Many Names

One problem that really hit us when we were writing our book chapter was that it was hard to aggregate all the MSbP literature together because it has so many names. And, these names have trended over time. I’ll summarize some of them here. The 1960s and 1970s 1968 – In the Medical Journal of […]
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Diagnostic Criteria for Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

I wrote earlier that the Proxy Project submitted a book chapter called, “Patient-centered Medicine and Prevention of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy” for consideration of publication in an upcoming book, “Patient Centered Medicine”. It was accepted, and should be coming out soon! In one section of the chapter, I review the various diagnostic criteria proposed in […]
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Nurses who Murder: A Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Connection?

C.E. Miller alerts us to the case of Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, a long-term care facility nurse from Woodstock, Ontario, accused of murdering 8 elder facility residents starting in 2007. She is accused of killing them by overdosing them on “a drug” that has not yet been named in the news. Reminder of Charles Cullen […]
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Anonymous Hacker named Martin Gottesfeld on Hunger Strike for Justina Pelletier

No, that’s not a mistaken headline: you can be an Anonymous hacker with a first and last name. But admittedly, this is a little complicated, so let me give you some background. What Exactly do I Mean by Anonymous? There is this activist hacker group calling themselves Anonymous – and they are generally anonymous, colluding […]
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Proxy Project Submits Patient-Centered Book Chapter Draft

Earlier this year, we submitted a proposal for a book chapter in the book  under the working title “Patient Centered Medicine “, ISBN 978­953­51­4982­8. Our proposal was accepted, and we just submitted our draft chapter with the working title, “Patient-Centered Medicine and Prevention of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy”, or MSbP. Chapter Synopsis The chapter covers […]
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