Identification and management of factitious disorder by proxy

Megan Ivana Dye, Dawn Rondeau, Virginia Guido, Anne Mason, Randi O'Brien

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This paper presents a literature review of current research on factitious disorder by proxy (FDP). It identifies common symptoms and management techniques of both the child and caregiver in hopes of aiding primary care practitioners to better recognize the diagnosis and implement treatment. FDP is a subtle and dangerous form of child abuse that can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Knowledge of common symptoms displayed by the child and caregiver can assist in immediate legal and medical intercession, as well as initiation of treatment for all parties involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-442
Number of pages8
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Factitious disorder by proxy
  • Identification
  • Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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