Personal Narrative

Munchausen by Proxy by Internet

I moderate an online support forum for people with epilepsy and their caregivers. Last year, one of these members managed to throw our entire community into disarray. Her username was Jasmine. She introduced herself as the mother of a son who had intractable epilepsy....

An especially compelling account of Munchausen by Proxy by Internet

'I was fooled by a mums group catfish' In 2012 I had some shocking, but pleasantly surprising news - I was pregnant, my little girl was due to be born in March of 2013. Like any first time mum-to-be, I felt a bit lost and overwhelmed, luckily I found support in an...

Combined Munchausen by proxy and malingering by proxy

Hannah Milbrandt was seven years old when she was told that she was going to die. Her mother, Teresa, had said that she had acute lymphocytic leukemia, and mere months to live. Predictably, Hannah was terrified, but she struggled on. Her bravery was the talk of her...