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Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome : Misunderstood Child Abuse - Teresa F. Parnell

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

Misunderstood Child Abuse

By: Teresa F. Parnell (Editor), Deborah O. Day (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9780803958128
Number Of Pages: 328

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Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (MBPS), a form of child abuse in which a primary carer - usually a mother - fabricates and//or induces illness in a child, is one of the least understood forms of child abuse and mental illness. Examining the current knowledge about the manifestations and consequences of this perplexing behaviour, this book assists all professionals working with chronically ill children in identifying and intervening with this bizarre and often deadly form of abuse.

Drawing from their firsthand experience with the complexities of such cases, the editors and contributors address critical issues of not only identification and assessment but also long-term psychotherapy. Therapy with the mother//perpetrator has tra

Identifying And Managing The Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome Case
An Overview
Defining Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
Guidelines for Identifying Cases
The Physician's Role in Confirming the Diagnosis
Coordinated Case Management through the Child Protection System
Intervention With The Perpetrator And Family
Interviewing the Perpetrator after Medical Diagnosis
The Use of Psychological Evaluation
Setting the Treatment Framework
The Initial Therapeutic Stage
The Middle Therapeutic Stage
The Secrets
Later Therapeutic Stage
Identity Reformation
Therapy with Family Members
Emerging Issues
The Criminal Prosecutor's Perspective
A Multidisciplinary Hospital Response Protocol
The School System Perspective
The Guardian Ad Litem
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ISBN: 9780803958128
ISBN-10: 0803958129
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st September 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.29  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.52