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19 Things To Know About Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

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Authors wrote about this disorder in books such as Sharp Objects and Everything, Everything.

Sharp Objects Munchausen syndrome by proxy

Images: HBO / Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn wrote her debut novel, Sharp Objects in 2006. It focused on a mother with Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Her book was adapted into a miniseries on HBO in 2018. Nicola Yoon, a Jamaican- American author, wrote the young adult novel, Everything, Everything in 2015. The novel focused on the 17-year-old protagonist, Madeline, who believed that she suffered from severe combined immunodeficiency. She found out that she did not have SCID after she goes to the hospital after getting very sick in Hawaii and there is nothing on file of her diagnosis. Everything, Everything was adapted into a film in 2017.

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