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NCJ Number: 230028 Find in a Library
Title: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
Journal: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:January - February 2010  Pages:13-36
Author(s): Deborah O. Day, Psy.D.; Robert L. Moseley, Psy.D.
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 24
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines Munchausen by proxy syndrome.
Abstract: This article endeavors to present an overview of the current state of the science regarding Munchausen by proxy syndrome. A brief history of the syndrome culminating in its current definition is provided, along with the most recent clinical information concerning initial detection of the syndrome, methods of its investigation, and current research trends and needs. Though a comprehensive review of the literature on this subject informs much of the article, the authors' experience with cases referred to their practice supplements the existing knowledge-base. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Child abuse detection; Literature reviews; Problem behavior
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