Tag Archives: Munchausen by Proxy Survivor

Three Generations Too Much: MSbP in my family

“Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” This well-known quote summed up the ruling of the Supreme Court of the US in the infamous case Buck v. Bell (1927), as written by Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. In the case of my family, I would say three generations of MSbP are too much. Yet, as I write […]
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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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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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I is for Ipecac

In commenting on Monika’s blog on the use of ipecac in Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, I had quite a bit more to say than I realized. Mealtime Mayhem When I was a small child, we granddaughters (and only granddaughters) were having a sleep-over at my paternal grandparents’ home. They still had their three youngest children […]
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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 2 – The “Tango” of MSbP

In my last post, I introduced this series of posts about the work of MSbP researchers Drs. Judith Libow, a psychologist, and Dr. Herbert Schreier, a psychiatrist. Here, I talk about my own perspective, as an epidemiologist. An Epidemiologist’s Point-of-View So, from the point-of-view of an epidemiologist who was born in 1971, and was suffering […]
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