By (author) Julie Gregory
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Sickened by Julie Gregory
Book DescriptionA young girl is perched on yet another doctor's examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just 12 years old, she's tall, skinny and weak. It's 4 pm and she hasn't eaten anything all day. Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited. She's about to suggest open heart surgery on her child to get to the bottom of this'. She checks her teeth for lipstick and, as the doctor enters, shoots the girl a warning glance. This child will not ruin her plans. From early childhood, Julie Gregory was continually x-rayed, medicated and operated on in the vain pursuit of an illness that was all in her mother's mind. Munchausen by proxy (MBP) is the world's most dangerous form of child abuse, in which the caretaker almost always the mother invents or induces symptoms in her child because she craves attention from medical professionals. Most MBP children die. Julie Gregory not only found the courage to survive, but to save others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781863254823
(130mm x 208mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Julie Gregory
Sickened, Paperback (December 2011)
From early childhood, Julie Gregory was continually X-rayed, medicated, and operated on in the vain pursuit of an illness that was created in her mother's mind: Munchausen by Proxy, the world's most hidden and dangerous form of child abuse. This book tells her story.
My Father's Keeper, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Julie Gregory
A powerful and compelling memoir of growing up with a schizophrenic father, who hid his mental illness behind a charismatic larger-than-life, gluttonous personality and found logical explanations for the most bizarre ways of thinking.
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Author Biography - Julie Gregory
JULIE GREGORY was born in 1969 and grew up in southern Ohio. Her internationally bestselling memoir Sickened is an account of the M nchhausen syndrome by proxy abuse she suffered as a child. She is now an expert writer and spokesperson on M nchhausen by proxy and an advocate in MBP cases.
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