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What is Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP)?

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MSP is a relatively rare behavioral disorder. It affects a primary caretaker, often the mother of a child. The person with MSP gains attention by seeking medical help for exaggerated or made-up symptoms of the person in their care. As health care providers try to find what's causing the person's symptoms, the caregiver often takes actions that can make the symptoms worse.

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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