What is the book sickened about?

What is the book sickened about?

The first book by a survivor of Munchausen by proxy (MBP), Sickened describes both a dark history of abuse and a remarkable triumph in mind, body, and spirit. Writing in an unflinching, arresting voice, Julie recalls the bonds of terror and destruction that imprisoned her from childhood through her early adult life.

How many pages is sickened?

244Sickened / Page count

When was sickened published?

April 2003Sickened / Originally published

What is Munchausen’s by proxy?

Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a mental health problem in which a caregiver makes up or causes an illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child, an elderly adult, or a person who has a disability. Because vulnerable people are the victims, MSBP is a form of child abuse or elder abuse.

Is sickened a true story?

A remarkable memoir that speaks in an original and distinctive Midwestern voice, rising to indelible scenes in prose of scathing beauty and fierce humor. A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor’s examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she’s tall, skinny, and weak.

What is FDIA?

Factitious disorder imposed on another (FDIA) formerly Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) is a mental illness in which a person acts as if an individual he or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick.

What is it called when a mother hurts her child for attention?

How did Gypsy Rose Fake?

Dee Dee began pretending that Gypsy had different illnesses when Gypsy was a baby. Due to Dee Dee’s actions, Gypsy was prescribed a litany of medications and had to sleep using a breathing machine. She also went through multiple surgeries, including procedures on her eyes and removal of her salivary glands.

What is MBP abuse?

Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MBP) is the deliberate induction or reporting of physical symptoms in a child. It is a form of child abuse that can result in death, iatrogenic disease, or the masking of a genuine illness.