Mommie Dearest, for the New Millenium

Early Psychological treatment, Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1692. Psychology hasn’t changed in over 400 years.

Seems to me the doctors that are so anxious to cut are using the knife on the wrong person.

The study was published by the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry back in 1991.

In Case you are unfamiliar with the term, here is a description from Web MD.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) — or Munchausen by proxy — is a psychological disorder marked by attention-seeking behavior by a caregiver through those who are in their care.

MSP is a relatively rare behavioral disorder. It affects a primary caretaker, often the mother. The person with MSP gains attention by seeking medical help for exaggerated or made-up symptoms of a child in their care. As health care providers strive to identify what’s causing the child’s symptoms, the deliberate actions of the parent or caretaker can often make the symptoms worse.

The person with MSP does not seem to be motivated by a desire for any type of material gain. While health care providers are often unable to identify the specific cause of the child’s illness, they may not suspect the parent or caretaker of doing anything to harm the child. In fact the caregiver often appears to be very loving and caring and extremely distraught over their child’s illness.

People with MSP may create or exaggerate a child’s symptoms in several ways. They may simply lie about symptoms, alter tests (such as contaminating a urine sample), falsify medical records, or they may actually induce symptoms through various means, such as poisoning, suffocating, starving, and causing infection.

Web MD

Not to toot my own horn but I started writing about this starting back in 2016. What do I know, I’m just a broke down old, retired narc.