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How common is Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP)?

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There are no reliable statistics on the number of people in the U.S. who have MSP. It's hard to know how common the disorder is because many cases go undetected.

From: Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy WebMD Medical Reference

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MedlinePlus: "Munchausen syndrome by proxy."

KidsHealth: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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MedlinePlus: "Munchausen syndrome by proxy."

KidsHealth: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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