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19 Things To Know About Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

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It is a form of child abuse.

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Munchausen syndrome by proxy is one of the rarest forms of child abuse. It is unusual because it has a clear motive according to Science Direct. The perpetrators abuse their victims because they want people to feel sorry for them and their victim. It is also strange because it is premeditated. People with Munchausen syndrome by proxy abuse their victims without being provoked. A typical abuser would abuse if their child does something that they deem as negative such as spilling something or crying. Like typical abusers, individuals suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy can be charming. They are very involved and over-concerned about their child’s health.

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