People who are like this I think seeks out people who they can gain their complete trust in and then it's easier to use them because they depend on them... It's really sad to think that someone would do that and when I hear about this happening to children, it is upsetting... So, I wonder who is actually sicker, the person that has the physical illness or made to be sick by the hands of another person or is it the person who is doing this to someone else...
It is a weird topic I know... And I'm probably just over thinking this... I wouldn't think there would be someone like this in the small city I live in... I don't know how common this is... If it isn't Munchhausen,then I don't know what else it could be... Maybe this person has some weird whacked out thing going on that has no name... I might not want to know... But it is what it is...
Munchhausen by Proxy Description:
Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) is a relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caretaker.
Also known as "medical child abuse," MBPS was named after Baron von Munchausen, an 18th-century German dignitary known for making up stories about his travels and experiences in order to get attention. "By proxy" indicates that a parent or other adult is fabricating or exaggerating symptoms in a child, not in himself or herself.
Munchausen by proxy syndrome is a mental illness and requires treatment.
What is Munchausen syndrome?
Munchausen syndrome is a type of factitious disorder, or mental illness, in which a person repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical or mental disorder when, in truth, he or she has caused the symptoms. People with factitious disorders act this way because of an inner need to be seen as ill or injured, not to achieve a concrete benefit, such as financial gain. They are even willing to undergo painful or risky tests and operations in order to get the sympathy and special attention given to people who are truly ill. Some will secretively injure themselves to cause signs like blood in the urine or cyanosis of a limb. Munchausen syndrome is a mental illness associated with severe emotional difficulties