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Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy: The Question of Psychiatric Illness in a Child

  • Geoffrey C. Fisher (a1), Ian Mitchell (a2) and Douglas Murdoch (a3)
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We believe the case of a boy whose mother insisted he was psychotic is the first report considering psychiatric illness in a child as part of the Munchausen's syndrome by proxy (MSP) complex.

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Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy: The Question of Psychiatric Illness in a Child

  • Geoffrey C. Fisher (a1), Ian Mitchell (a2) and Douglas Murdoch (a3)
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