Child Abuse Munchausen-by-Proxy
Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome is a serious mental illness in child caregivers. The caregiver creates false signs and symptoms of disease in the child. The abuser does this to satisfy his or her abnormal need for attention. By claiming that the child is sick, the caregiver has constant contact with doctors and hospitals. As a result, children undergo unnecessary testing and treatment for false illnesses.
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