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Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

(Munchausen by Proxy)

Patient's with this mental disorder, rather than assuming the role of a sick person themselves, intentionally feign or produce symptoms in their child in order to maintain contact it this role with medical providers. This can even result in serious injury or death of the child. (Named after Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr von Münchhausen.)

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