Tag Archives: Munchausen behavior

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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Naming the Devil Part 2: Its Shape Emerges

In the previous entry, I described some of my grandmother’s unusual behaviors. This time, I take another look at a defining incident in my life, where the benevolent grandmother became a figure of fear. A Party Without Slumber At age five, as I described in more detail elsewhere, I spent the night at my paternal […]
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Naming the Devil Part 1: The Shadow

As many followers of the Proxy Project know, my personal experiences play heavily into my perspective on abuse.  Yet those experiences fell into distinct categories. I could point to them in a book, and say, “Yes. That is what happened to me.” Until it came to the other truth. “That Other Stuff” I always knew […]
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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 9 – Monika’s Book Critique

In this series of posts, I review the work of scientists Libow & Schreier, who wrote extensively in the scientific literature about Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP). They literally wrote the book on it in 1993 and called it “Hurting for Love”. In my last post, I describe my discomfort with the name of the […]
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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 8 – Article and Book

In my previous posts, I introduce researchers Drs. Judith Libow and Dr. Herbert Schreier, who literally wrote “the book” on MSbP. In earlier posts in the series, I describe their backgrounds, and in other previous posts, I cover their early work. In this post, I will discuss an article and book they co-authored, both of […]
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