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What characteristics are common in a person with Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP)?

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A person with MSP:

  • Is a parent or caregiver, often a mother
  • May be a health care professional
  • Is very friendly and cooperative with the health care providers
  • Appears quite concerned (some may seem overly concerned) about their child
  • May have Munchausen syndrome (a related disorder in which a person repeatedly acts as if they have a physical or mental illness when they're not really sick)

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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