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    GA - Muchausen's by Proxy- an entire family this time

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/0...tcmp=obnetwork


    This one involves Munchausen's AND MBP - and BOTH parents.

    Sick....
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

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    That whole thing is disturbing. This smacks of child abuse by the parents, Leslie and Chris Wilfred.

    Munchausen's and Munchausen By Proxy are form of narcissism. It is combination of Narcissistic, Borderline, and Histrionic Personality Disorder. It shows similarity to Borderline Personality Disorder, which is seen in someone like Casey Anthony, Lori Drew, or Diane Downs. Borderline is a form of narcissism mixed with a highly distorted image of self and others mixed with fear of rejection and extreme rage. No surprise they are abusive to their children. They do anything for attention including abusing their children.

    Munchausen's and Munchausen By Proxy are also a form of abuse and bullying.

    Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
    http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disord..._by_proxy.aspx

    Munchausen Syndrome
    http://www.medicinenet.com/munchause...me/article.htm

    Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy (MSBP) Factitious disorder, factitious disorder by proxy
    http://www.bullyonline.org/workbully/munchaus.htm

    What Is Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy? What Is Fabricated Or Induced Illness?
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/167880.php
    Last edited by HMSHood; 08-27-2013 at 11:40 PM.




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    Wow! I've never heard of it involving a whole family before-including all the kids and imaginary ones! Guess she didn't harm the imaginary ones because she'd be harming herself.
    What a sicko! Can't believe it took this long to discover her. She blew it when she called CPS on the step-son N. Did she think she was so convincing they'd automatically believe her??? Shades of Jodi Arias. These kids are lucky to be alive and her husband is stupid.
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    Nathan is the hero of this story. He saved his step siblings by getting into trouble. Thank God someone got suspicious and followed up. Cruel isn't even enough to describe what was done to the kids.

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    Father of the boy made to sleep in the box should have gotten prison time.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    Wow! I've never heard of it involving a whole family before-including all the kids and imaginary ones! Guess she didn't harm the imaginary ones because she'd be harming herself.
    What a sicko! Can't believe it took this long to discover her. She blew it when she called CPS on the step-son N. Did she think she was so convincing they'd automatically believe her??? Shades of Jodi Arias. These kids are lucky to be alive and her husband is stupid.
    Munchausen's and Munchausen By Proxy is hard to detect. They are also pathological liars, which is often seen in Narcissistic, Borderline, and Histrionic Personality Disorder. You are right it does have shades of Jodi Arias. I would also say Casey Anthony, Jerry Sandusky, and Lori Drew.

    What are the symptoms of Munchausen syndrome by proxy?

    Certain characteristics are common in a person with MSP:
    Often is a parent, usually a mother, but can be the adult child of an elderly patient
    Might be a health care professional
    Is very friendly and cooperative with the health care providers
    Appears quite concerned (some might seem overly concerned) about the child or designated patient
    Might also suffer from Munchausen syndrome (This is a related disorder in which the caregiver repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when he or she has caused the symptoms.)

    Other possible warning signs of MSP in children include the following:
    The child has a history of many hospitalizations, often with a strange set of symptoms.
    Worsening of the child’s symptoms generally is reported by the mother and is not witnessed by the hospital staff.
    The child’s reported condition and symptoms do not agree with the results of diagnostic tests.
    There might be more than one unusual illness or death of children in the family.
    The child’s condition improves in the hospital, but symptoms recur when the child returns home.
    Blood in lab samples might not match the blood of the child.
    There might be signs of chemicals in the child’s blood, stool, or urine.
    http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disord..._by_proxy.aspx

    There are some warning signs which may suggest that a child is being subjected to FII. Examples are:
    The child has repeated and unexplained illnesses.

    The child has unexplained multiple illnesses.

    The child's supposed symptoms only occur when the mother is present.

    The mother appears to know a lot about medicine.

    Although the mother stays with the child all the time while he/she is in hospital and attends to him/her well, she may not appear as concerned about the child's well being as the health care professionals who are providing treatment.

    The father is not involved in the care of the child, or his involvement is minimal.

    The mother talks to the medical team a lot and tries to develop a friendly relationship with them. However, if anything related to her views on what's wrong with the child are challenged she becomes aggressive, confrontational, and may become abusive.

    The mother is keen for her child to undergo tests which most parents would only agree to if they were absolutely necessary. She will even encourage doctors to perform tests and procedures which may be painful for the child.

    Documents or other sources indicate that the mother has changed doctors frequently, and/or has visited different hospitals for her child's treatment.
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/167880.php
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    I think my jaw dropped while reading that whole story.


    How does someone get away with that for so long? I don't understand the child dying of Leukaemia and getting chemotherapy, I mean, wouldn't it have been obvious that she wasn't receiving chemo when her hair stayed in and she wasn't throwing up and losing weight? Or did she actually give the child chemo-like drugs? I don't even want to think about it, thank GOD those children are safe now, I hope they can get past having such a messed up childhood.



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