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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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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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Dr. Roy Meadow’s History & MSbP Perpetrator – Provider Type

In my recent posts, I discuss the Justina Pelletier case, and point out that I think this is a case of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) Perpetrator – Provider Type, which has not been written about in the scientific literature. This is mainly because the loudest voices in the scientific literature appear to provide evidence […]
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Doctor Alice Newton Accused in Pelletier Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy – Provider Type Case

Yesterday, I published a blog post on the case of juvenile Justina Pelletier which has been crisscrossing the news – where I described why I thought Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) played a role in her kidnapping and false imprisonment in the psych ward at Children’s Hospital in Boston. In that post, I ask the media […]
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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 1 – Introduction

Preamble In Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP), there are a few main players in the research world who can be credited for increasing awareness and building out the scientific knowledge on the subject. Two researchers who have been central the development of scientific, peer-reviewed literature on MSbP are Drs. Judith Libow and Herbert Schreier. Together, […]
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