Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy : Issues in Diagnosis and Treatment by Alex V. Levin and Mary S. Sheridan (1996, Hardcover)
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- SynopsisMunchausen syndrome by proxy is the deliberate creation or false reporting of illness in a child by a caretaker for the mere purpose of attracting attention. The authors examine the causes, manifestations and consequences of this little known and sometimes deadly form of child abuse
- AuthorAlex V. Levin,Mary S. Sheridan
- Number Of Pages480 pages
- Publication Date1996-01-25
- PublisherWiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
- Copyright Date1995
- Weight28 Oz
- Height1.4 In.
- Width6.5 In.
- Length9.7 In.
- LC Classification NumberRC569.5.M83M86 1995
- Dewey Decimal616.85/8223
- Dewey Edition20
Table Of Content
- Table Of ContentPart One: Definitions and Diagnosis 1. The History of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy 2. From Lying to Homicide: The Spectrum of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy 3. Etiological Speculations 4. The Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Family 5. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy in Context I: Deception in Society 6. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy in Context II: Professional Proxy and Other Analogs 7. Respiratory Manifestations 8. Gastrointestinal Manifestations 9. Hematologic Manifestations 10. The Deliberatey Poisoned Child 11. Infection and Fever 12. Alteration of Laboratory Specimens and Test Results 13. Dermatologic Manifestations 14. Allergic Manifestations 15. Ophthalmic Manifestations 16. Renal Manifestations 17. Otorhinolaryngologic Manifesations 18. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and Sexual Abuse: Common Ground? 19. Neurological Manifestations 20. Developmental Disorders and Failure to Thrive 21. Adult Victims Part Two: The Role of the Professional 22. A Multidisciplinary Approach 23. The Role of the Physician 24. Nursing Care and Responsibilities 25. Social Work Intervention 26. A Police Perspective 27. Legal Considerations 28. The Role of Hospital Administration 29. The Role of Psychiatry 30. The Role of Child Abuse Agencies and Foster Care 31. Is Family Preservation, Reunification, and Successful Treatment a Possibility?: A Roundtable 32. Research in Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy 33. Summary