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Transcript of Munchausen
a disorder? Why is Munchaesen named Munchaesen? CITATIONS Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome is upsetting and unpleasant because "By Proxy" meaning that a guardian or an adult is exaggerating symptoms in a child, not in themselves, also because people go through unnecessary tests, medical procedures and surgeries. Munchausen could interfere with life because it takes lots of time to go to the doctor constantly, and having to get something that you really don't have checked out. Munchausen is a risk or harm because people often poison or hurt themselves in order to actually appear to have symptoms . Board, A.D.A.M. Editorial. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 18 Nov. 0000. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.
"KidsHealth." Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome is a form of medical child abuse that involves overly dramatic illness or symptoms by a primary guardian. "MBPS" was named after Baron Von Munchausen, a German dignitary known for making up stories about his experiences in order to get attention, around the 1800s Therapies Psychotherapy : (a type of counseling) generally focuses on changing the thinking and behavior of the individual with the disorder. (cognitive-behavioral therapy). PRO'S CON'S help the person identify the thoughts and feelings that are contributing to the behavior, and to learn to form relationships that are not associated with being ill. Some people dislike it because they feel they are being talked out of their emotions. Some find that CBT’s focus on positive thinking feels too superficial to them, minimizing the importance of their personal history. Helpful Website http://www.psychforums.com/munchausen-by-proxy/