Munchausen by Proxy Resources, Support and References

Munchausen By Proxy Support Groups

At present, there is support groups that provide protection for both mother and child from individuals involved in Munchausen by proxy. Here are some of the concerned groups and agencies offering protection to both mother and child from perpetrators of Munchausen by proxy

Mothers Against Munchausen By Proxy Allegations (M.A.M.A)

M.A.M.A. was initiated in response to the growing number of mothers who are being falsely suspected of Munchausen by proxy. The organization aims to provide education to parents about the risks of Munchausen by proxy.


This group is an acronym for Helping Educate All to the Horrific Evil of Roy Meadows Alleging Munchausen. It derived its name from Heather, a victim of Munchausen by proxy. This was founded due to the growing number of mothers being falsely accused of Munchausen.

Asher Meadow

Derived its name from the pioneering efforts of Richard Asher and Roy Meadow. The website provides information, books, newsletters, legal concerns about Munchausen by proxy.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

ASCA is an international self-help support group that caters to the needs of victims of neglect and all forms of child abuse—physical, emotional, and sexual.


The website provides references, healing, and a network for survivors of severe child abuse.

The Lighthouse Sanctuary

The website is designed to provide support for victims and survivors of abuse by offering information and resources.

Welcome to Barbados

Inspired by Tori Amos, this is a support group for survivors of rape, abuse, and harassment. The site features the stories of the survivors

Munchausen By Proxy References

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[BACK] - 2: ”Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy”. Cleveland Clinic.

[BACK] - 3: Feurtado, Jessica. “Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome: A Deadly Disorder”. May 15, 2004.

[BACK] - 4: Conway Rand, Deirdre. “Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy:Integration of Classic and Contemporary Types”. Institute for Psychological Therapies. March 21, 2007.

[BACK] - 5: Brannon, Guy, M.D. & Carroll, Kimberly, M.A. “Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Treatment & Medication”. January 17, 2008.

[BACK] - 6: Artingstall, Kathryn. “Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy”. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. August 1995.

[BACK] - 7: ”Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy”.

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Munchausen By Proxy Topics

Related Conditions

Factitious Disorder – deliberate feigning of symptoms, exaggeration of medical condition
Malingering – faking of symptoms with obvious incentive benefits, exaggeration of medical condition, lying, deception
Munchausen Syndrome – chronic factitious disorder, feigning of symptoms, self induced injury to produce symptoms