- Munchausen syndrome by proxy facts
- What is Munchausen syndrome by proxy?
- What are Munchausen syndrome by proxy causes and risk factors?
- What are Munchausen syndrome by proxy symptoms and signs?
- How is Munchausen syndrome by proxy diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for Munchausen syndrome by proxy?
- What are the complications of Munchausen syndrome by proxy?
- Where can one get more information on Munchausen syndrome by proxy?
What are the complications of Munchausen syndrome by proxy?
If left untreated, the prognosis of this illness can be quite ominous. For example, it can result in child victims who grow up to be medically or emotionally disabled. It may even be fatal in more than 5% of cases, and more than 7% may experience either long-term or permanent injury as a result. Survivors of MSBP are unfortunately at higher risk of becoming perpetrators of this and other forms of child abuse as adults.
Where can one get more information on Munchausen syndrome by proxy?
Child Welfare Information Gateway
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW, Eighth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20024
National Child Abuse Hotline
National Indian Welfare Association (NICWA)
5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Prevent Child Abuse America
500 North Michigan Avenue Suite 200
Chicago, Ill. 60611
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1825
Arlington, Va. 22209
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002- 4242
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd. Suite 300
Arlington, Va. 22201-3042
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Office of Communications
6001 Executive Blvd. Room 8184
Bethesda, Md. 20892-9663
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