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Munchausen by proxy syndrome

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rona, Jul 14, 2009.


  1. rona

    rona Guest

    How many of you feel as if you suffer a little from this with your dogs

    I certainly do, I can imagine all sorts of illnesses :D
     
  2. bird

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    Oh yes fully understand where you're coming from
    Last thursday took Arnie to continue my sisters dogs socialisation, he was in a total sulk friday as he was missing him and I had alsorts of illnesses running through my head as to what was wrong with him:rolleyes:
     
  3. Nonnie

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    I think i should take shares out at my vets, im there so much.

    I think its good to err on the side of caution. Id hate to dimiss something trivial, and have it turn out to be something more sinister.

    I have Alfie bloodtested every 6 months, and Oscar every three (he gives a urine sample as well) just to keep an eye on things.

    Im a rather neurotic and paranoid owner.
     
  4. davehyde

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    Munchausen by proxy syndrome

    i thought this was when you actually caused the harm yourself then craved for the attention afterwards via the person you had harmed?




    saIn MBPS, an individual — usually a mother — deliberately makes another person (most often his or her own preschool child) sick or convinces others that the person is sick. The parent or caregiver misleads others into thinking that the child has medical problems by lying and reporting fictitious episodes. He or she may exaggerate, fabricate, or induce symptoms. As a result, doctors usually order tests, try different types of medications, and may even hospitalize the child or perform surgery to determine the cause.

    Typically, the perpetrator feels satisfied by gaining the attention and sympathy of doctors, nurses, and others who come into contact with him or her and the child. Some experts believe that it isn't just the attention that's gained from the "illness" of the child that drives this behavior, but also the tisfaction in being able to deceive individuals that they consider to be more important and powerful than themselves.


    i know what you mean tho, when he is too quiet i keep looking to see if he is still breathing. and i kept calling the vet when he had the squits, they thought i was mad.
     
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  5. rona

    rona Guest

    It was a tongue in cheek title, not serious at all :D
     
  6. davehyde

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    remember that nurse a few ago who gone done for hurting the kids?

    i'm sure they said she had this, debbie summat i think her name was.
     
  7. shortbackandsides

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    yep its when someone causes harm so they can be a focus of attention,like a mother harming her baby so she can be admitted into hospital.weird:eek:
    I think you mean a hypochondriac!!!(sp);):D
     
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