Medical and legal aspects of the Munchausen by proxy perpetrator

M. Sigal, M. Gelkopf, G. Levertov

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-749
Number of pages11
JournalMedicine and Law
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Law


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