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Hurting For Love : Munchausen  Proxy Syndrome - Herbert A. Schreier

Hurting For Love

Munchausen Proxy Syndrome

Hardcover Published: 21st May 1993
ISBN: 9780898621211
Number Of Pages: 225

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This book offers a comprehensive, detailed examination of MBPS. Written by leading authorities, it covers all known clinical, medical, psychological, social and legal aspects of the disorder, including detection, dynamics, treatment, and clinical management. Based on their own experiences evaluating and treating these patients, the authors present an innovative theory of the disorder as a form of imposturing. Detailed psychological test data on a group of MBPS mothers are presented for the first time to enhance our understanding of the cognitive and psychological makeup of parents who fabricate illness in their children. The text also contains a thoughtful discussion of the larger social context of women in our society and in our medical institutions--a discussion crucial to our understanding of why MBPS is predominantly a disorder of women.

Description of the Problem
Defining the Syndrome
The Challenge of Discovery and the Reluctance to Act
The Extent of the Problem
The Risk of Misdiagnosis
Understanding the Dynamics of MBPS
The Perversion of Mothering: The Danger of Being Ignored
Why Women? Why Medicine?
"So Help Me Doctor ...": The Physician and the Imposter
Surrender in the Family: Dynamic Issues Involving Older Children
Managing the Problem
Psychotherapeutic Work With MBPS Parents
Psychological Testing of MBPS Patients
Legal Issues and MBPS
Management of MBPS
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ISBN: 9780898621211
ISBN-10: 0898621216
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 225
Published: 21st May 1993
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.57