Factitious illness by proxy is a highly pathological form of parent-child relationship.
To our knowledge no former case of polydipsia by proxy has been published.
The case of a 2-y-old boy suffering from malnutrition due to displacement of maternal anorexia and polydipsia is presented.
Child psychiatric evaluation found cognitive delay and psycho-social impairment in the child, as well as a severe mother-child relationship disturbance.
Psychological assessment showed a personality disorder with depressive and paranoid features in the mother.
The father was described as a schizoid personality.
The possible mechanisms of displacement are hypothesized.
Mots-clés Pascal : Munchausen syndrome, Relation parent enfant, Facteur risque, Anorexie mentale, Polydipsie, Etude cas, Milieu familial, Enfant, Homme, Danemark, Europe, Système nerveux pathologie, Psychopathologie, Psychiatrie, Trouble comportement alimentaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Munchausen syndrome, Parent child relation, Risk factor, Anorexia nervosa, Polydipsia, Case study, Family environment, Child, Human, Denmark, Europe, Nervous system diseases, Psychopathology, Psychiatry, Eating disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0295018
Code Inist : 002B18H07. Création : 27/11/1998.