The Scotsman has just run a chilling STORY about a teenager who was separated from her family from the age of 8 until the age of 16, because of her mother allegedly suffering from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP). This controversial disorder allegedly compels a mother to make up an illness in her child, or even to purposely harm him to attract attention to herself. MSBP was first ‘discovered’ by Professor Sir. Roy Meadow, a controversial pediatrician who was later struck off the medical register for giving ‘misleading and incorrect’ testimony in the case of Sally Clark, a mother wrongly jailed for killing her two infant sons. Professor Meadow was found guilty of serious professional misconduct. However, Dr. Meadow’s scientifically unproved theory continues to be the basis by which scores of mothers have been sent to prison while hundreds more have had their children removed for adoption. Some doctors question whether the syndrome even exists. (See my earlier post FORCED ADOPTIONS)
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