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Munchausen Syndrome (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: James C Hamilton, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama.

Coauthor(s): Marc D Feldman, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Private Practitioner.

Editors: Ronald C Albucher, MD, Assistant Chief, Psychiatry Service, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan School of Medicine; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Alan D Schmetzer, MD, Professor and Assistant Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine.

REFERENCES:

Criddle, L. "Monsters in the closet: Munchausen syndrome by proxy." Critical Care Nurse 30.6 Dec. 2010: 46-55.

Lauwers, R, N. Van De Winkel, N. Vanderbruggen, and I. Hubloue. "Munchausen syndrome in the emergency department mostly difficult, sometimes easy to diagnose: a case report and review of the literature." World Journal of Emergency Surgery 4 (2009).

Stirling, J., Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. "Beyond Munchausen syndrome by proxy: Identification and treatment of child abuse in a medical setting." Pediatrics 119.5 May 2007: 1026-1030.


Last Editorial Review: 8/1/2012

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