Munchausen's by Proxy? - page 2
I'm wondering if anyone can direct me to a FACTUAL website regarding this syndrome, if anyone has had direct contact with a Munchausen's patient. A 2.5 year old nephew who has been 100% healthy... Read More
Jan 1, '12Joined: Nov '11; Posts: 27; Likes: 16If you suspect harm may come to a child, you should call your local Child Protective Services hotline. Protect yourself, protect the child.
That being said, to simply answer your question, real cases of Munchausens are extremely rare. What is going on might be more of a personality disorder issue- or something else. There are certain diagnoses that raise my red flag when I see them- simply because they are so few and far between. DID, Munchausens, Reactive Attachment Disorder to name a few. In my personal opinion, these are highly overdiagnosed diorder that I'm seeing a lot or right now. While they are real disorders, they are also extremely rare.
Psych disorders seem to be diagnosed almost in waves. ADD/ADHD in the 90's, autism spectrum disorders in the 00's............
Bottom line in your case, consider the child's safety first and report as needed. You are a mandated reporter. Leave the diagnosis to a professional
Jan 1, '12Occupation: allnurses Asst Community Manager, APRN Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 53,578; Likes: 26,678Due to the recent revamp of the site, some threads are not in order - this thread is four years old.