Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another

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Lecture Overview

Factitious disorder imposed on another (Munchausen's by proxy) is a rare mental health condition that sees a person use deceptive behaviours to transfer false physical illness and injury onto another, usually a dependent. In this session, Dr Karen-Ann Clarke explores several high-profile cases, in which the disorder has led to severe cases of child abuse, recognising that FDIA - though a complex mental illness - should also be viewed through a child protection lens.

(Content warning: This lecture includes references to crimes involving children. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.)