Episode 203

Munchausen By Proxy With Dr. Marc Feldman and Judy Tienken


October 1st, 2019

14 mins 57 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

In this episode, we explore Munchausen By Proxy, a disease that, while not fully understood by doctors, is having a pop culture moment.

Dr. Marc Feldman, Psychiatrist and author of DYING TO BE ILL: TRUE STORIES OF MEDICAL DECEPTION joins me to discuss the clinical side of Munchausen By Proxy, while Judy Tienken joins me to explain her survivor story.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The profile of a Munchausen By Proxy perpetrator
  • Whether perpetrators know they're abusing their children
  • What the prognosis is for helping victims of a Munchausen By Proxy perpetrator
  • What other forms of abuse Munchausen By Proxy can take
  • Why Munchausen By Proxy might be an under reported issue
  • The connection between some SIDS cases and Munchausen By Proxy
  • How often is Munchausen By Proxy mis-diagnosed?
  • What needs to be done to help victims of Munchausen By Proxy perpetrators to get justice
  • And more...
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