Hurting for Love

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

Herbert A. Schreier and Judith A. Libow

May 21, 1993
ISBN 9780898621211
Price: $43.00
265 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

This book offers the first comprehensive, detailed examination of Munchausen by Proxy syndrome (MBPS). Written by leading authorities, it covers all known clinical, medical, psychological, social, and legal aspects of the disorder, including detection, dynamics, treatment, and clinical management. An innovative theory of the disorder is delineated and extensive psychological test data presented to shed light on the cognitive and psychological makeup of mothers with MBPS. Also provided is a cogent analysis of the broader cultural context within which MBPS has developed as predominantly a disorder of women.