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Med Law. 1990;9(1):739-49.

Medical and legal aspects of the Munchausen by proxy perpetrator.

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Pardessia Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel.

Abstract

The Munchausen by Proxy syndrome is described, and illuminated by case histories. A plea is put forward for the adoption into Israeli law of the doctrine of diminished responsibility, as perpetrators of crimes who suffer from the MbP syndrome are treated by the law as if they had no psychiatric disability.

PMID:
2118216
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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