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  1. I know very little about psych, so I am asking this to the experts! Can someone have munchausen syndrome by proxy with pschiatric disorders?
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  3. by   maureeno
    MSPB is a psychiatric problem
    >>Why would anyone do such a thing? That question haunts everyone who encounters MSBP, since few other behaviors so sharply challenge our concept of what "motherhood" is supposed to be all about. Typically, it seems, the MSBP parent is on a misguided mission to feel "special," to garner attention from people--family, friends, and community--as the heroic caretaker of a tragically ill child. Other perpetrators crave a perverse relationship with doctors in which they simultaneously engage and defeat them through their carefully-crafted deceptions. And virtually all have personality disorders that lead them to behave in odd and even destructive ways, especially when they feel under stress<<
    http://www.munchausen.com/
  4. by   jrring1019
    Quote from maureeno
    MSPB is a psychiatric problem
    >>Why would anyone do such a thing? That question haunts everyone who encounters MSBP, since few other behaviors so sharply challenge our concept of what "motherhood" is supposed to be all about. Typically, it seems, the MSBP parent is on a misguided mission to feel "special," to garner attention from people--family, friends, and community--as the heroic caretaker of a tragically ill child. Other perpetrators crave a perverse relationship with doctors in which they simultaneously engage and defeat them through their carefully-crafted deceptions. And virtually all have personality disorders that lead them to behave in odd and even destructive ways, especially when they feel under stress<<
    http://www.munchausen.com/
    Thank you fo your reply. What I mean is can a mother/wife convince docs and other caregivers that her family is suffering from psychiatric disorders, not medical ones. It is such a LONG story and difficult to put in this small space. I know this women who THRIVES off of psych issues and now half of her family is in psychiatric care taking multiple meds. The other adult in the family was normal until recently and now is so medicated we can't tell. She carries around his meds and passes them out like candy. Also has 5 yr old on a different "coctail" every time I talk with her.
  5. by   CharlieRN
    The short answer is a resounding "yes". I have seen it several times. The more common diagnosis is something on the order of "parent child relational problem". MDBP is a tough one to prove and is legally dangerous to the MD, since he is diagnosing someone who is not admitting they are ill. The solution for you may be to try to draw this to the attention of one of the treating doctors. If you do not have a professional relationship with the MDBP you are not bound by any sort of confidentiality laws. You can say what you wish. These people are protected by confidentiality laws. Professionals can't just call their peers and say, "watch out for so and so, she's MDBP, and will try to get you to prescribe meds for her family."
    If that fails try law enforcement. She is endangering their health.
  6. by   jrring1019
    Quote from CharlieRN
    The short answer is a resounding "yes". I have seen it several times. The more common diagnosis is something on the order of "parent child relational problem". MDBP is a tough one to prove and is legally dangerous to the MD, since he is diagnosing someone who is not admitting they are ill. The solution for you may be to try to draw this to the attention of one of the treating doctors. If you do not have a professional relationship with the MDBP you are not bound by any sort of confidentiality laws. You can say what you wish. These people are protected by confidentiality laws. Professionals can't just call their peers and say, "watch out for so and so, she's MDBP, and will try to get you to prescribe meds for her family."
    If that fails try law enforcement. She is endangering their health.
    So you have seen someone have their family member(s) treated for psch issues and the family member going along because they are convinced there must be something wrong. I have tried to pick up the phone and call a primary doc, but I always hesitate because I am not sure if they will buy what I have to say. I guess it is worth a try. Thank you for the advise.

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