Munchausen syndrome by adult proxy: a perpetrator abusing two adults

J Nerv Ment Dis. 1986 Nov;174(11):696-8. doi: 10.1097/00005053-198611000-00010.


We present a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MBP) in a symbiotic relationship between a 34-year-old man and his two female partners. In the past, MBP has only been identified in mother-child relationships. The present case, however, extends the syndrome to relationships between adults as well.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Munchausen Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Munchausen Syndrome / psychology*
  • Object Attachment*
  • Spouse Abuse*