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How is Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) diagnosed?

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Diagnosing MSP is very difficult because dishonesty is part of the condition. Doctors must rule out any possible physical illness as the cause of the child's symptoms before they can diagnose a caregiver with MSP.

If a doctor can't find a physical cause of a child's symptoms, a thorough review of their medical history, as well as a review of the family history and the caregiver's medical history may offer clues to suggest MSP.

From: Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy WebMD Medical Reference

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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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