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Anyway, now we know that the term Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy was first coined by Professor Sir Roy Meadow.
In one case the late Judge Thomas Ballagh cancelled his holidays to deal with a case where a father suffering from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy had been adding salt to his child's food to cause it injury.
WASHINGTON - In Munchausen syndrome by proxy an affected child can present for unnecessary psychological treatment rather than for unnecessary medical treatment, Lisa Ware said at the annual meeting of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
There is suspicion of Munchausen syndrome by proxy," Steele said, referring to the psychological term for when care providers harm a child to call attention to themselves.
The term Munchausen syndrome by proxy, first reported by Sir Roy Meadow in 1977, has been used in several cases where parents have been accused of killing or harming their children.
They were told in 1996 that parents were being wrongly jailed for harming their children, accused in court of Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy (MSBP).
Social Services' evidence, compiled by expert paediatrician Dr Paul Davis, accuses Mumtaz of suffering from Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy -a controversial condition first diagnosed by Prof Meadow.
It is believed the mother could have Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy, a mental condition where sufferers harm others to gain attention.
The dawn of the 1990s brought widespread recognition of a once-obscure criminal act, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP), in which subjects injure or induce illness in children in order to gain attention and sympathy for themselves.
Documentaries include the critically acclaimed story of a couple coping with Alzheimer's disease, Malcolm and Barbara - A Love Story, the long-running series 42 Up, and Someone to Watch over Me, a controversial investigation into Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
Her supporters claim relatives of the boy's father, Paul Hunt, made allegations to police in 1999 because she had earlier been diagnosed with Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy in 1986 by Professor Sir Roy Meadow.
Penny Mellor, from Wolverhampton, has led national campaigns to prove misdiagnosis of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy in certain cases, and runs a support group for parents who claim they were wrongly accused.
A court was told she had Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy - where parents harm their kids to attract attention.
Mrs Mellor set up the Dare To Care campaign group to help parents falsely accused of child abuse and those wrongly diagnosed with Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP), an illness where they harm their children to gain attention.
But the High Court in Glasgow heard that the 26-year-old may have been suffering from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.