Munchausen syndrome by proxy: issues in diagnosis and treatment


Language: Anglais

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480 p. · 24.6x16.6 cm · Hardback
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy is the deliberate creation or false reporting of illness in a child by a caretaker for the mere purpose of attracting attention. The authors examine the causes, manifestations and consequences of this little known and sometimes deadly form of child abuse. It is invaluable reading for psychiatrists, pediatricians, social workers, psychologists, child death investigators, and anyone working with chronically ill children.
Part One: Definitions and Diagnosis
1. The History of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
2. From Lying to Homicide: The Spectrum of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
3. Etiological Speculations
4. The Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Family
5. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy in Context I: Deception in Society
6. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy in Context II: Professional Proxy and Other Analogs
7. Respiratory Manifestations
8. Gastrointestinal Manifestations
9. Hematologic Manifestations
10. The Deliberatey Poisoned Child
11. Infection and Fever
12. Alteration of Laboratory Specimens and Test Results
13. Dermatologic Manifestations
14. Allergic Manifestations
15. Ophthalmic Manifestations
16. Renal Manifestations
17. Otorhinolaryngologic Manifesations
18. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and Sexual Abuse: Common Ground?
19. Neurological Manifestations
20. Developmental Disorders and Failure to Thrive
21. Adult Victims
Part Two: The Role of the Professional
22. A Multidisciplinary Approach
23. The Role of the Physician
24. Nursing Care and Responsibilities
25. Social Work Intervention
26. A Police Perspective
27. Legal Considerations
28. The Role of Hospital Administration
29. The Role of Psychiatry
30. The Role of Child Abuse Agencies and Foster Care
31. Is Family Preservation, Reunification, and Successful Treatment a Possibility?: A Roundtable
32. Research in Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
33. Summary