Pseudo Munchausen parents... - page 5

by wooh | 11,955 Views | 43 Comments

Anybody have a patient's parent that seems to be living off the attention they get from having a sick child? Not a Munchausen by Proxy parent that actually hurts their child so that they can get attention for having a sick... Read More


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    Thank you for great advice. She takes Risperdal, anti psychotic and prn klonipin at hs. She has had an EGG which shows spikes as she sleeps. I didn't mean to sound insensitive but my gut tells me what she is displaying is behavioral, the mother says her PRO says it is behavioral. It's very confusing and the agency doesn't offer much insight or training and I'm a new grad.
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    I understand and I don't have any experience so any info you provide is well appreciated. I'm glad that you are doing better. I only want what is best for the family and I'm clueless. Thanks again.
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    I saw this all of the time when I worked in an outpt Peds office. Many of these parents were bored stay at home parents. The kids were F-I-N-E, but yet we saw they every week for these random symptoms. We had to refer them to lists of specialists to treat non sense problems. It's sad as this does cause many of the children to grow up overly anxious as well.
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    I agree, it seems more harmful than helpful.


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