Richard J. Shaw, M.D.

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  • Factitious disorder by proxy: Pediatric condition falsification HARVARD REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY Shaw, R. J., Dayal, S., Hartman, J. K., DeMaso, D. R. 2008; 16 (4): 215-224


    We present a comprehensive overview of the condition factitious disorder by proxy, also known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy. The review begins by highlighting essential definitions and the etiology and epidemiology of the disorder. It then analyzes relevant clinical issues such as assessment and diagnostic methods. The final section is a detailed discussion of the complex issues facing the clinician, including the process of confronting the perpetrator, relevant legal issues, and the treatment of the caretaker, child, and family through a multidisciplinary, team approach.

    View details for DOI 10.1080/10673220802277870

    View details for Web of Science ID 000258001000001

    View details for PubMedID 18661364

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