Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood. Julie Gregory, Author, Marc D. Feldmann, Foreword by Bantam $ (p) ISBN. Sickened: The Memoir of a Münchausen by Proxy Childhood is a autobiographical account by Julie Gregory of the Münchausen syndrome by proxy child. Julie Joell Gregory is an American author of Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood, an autobiographical account of the Münchausen.

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I’ve seen Munchausen in my practice and it is an ugly disease, and very diffcult at times to detect. View all 24 comments.

This is why this story spoke volumes to me- it was the desperation. Alicia Dean 2 1 9 Oct 17, Sickened will surely and finally impact the proper diagnosis and treatment of children caught in the terror of MBP.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Julie Gregory grew up in an abusive household. Despite all life has waged against her, Julie Gregory has an empowered voice. Looking for More Great Reads?

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

Julie was punished if she didn’t go along with the symptoms her mother told the doctors she had. Taking the dog for a walk meant opening the door to the garden, when she could be sidkened. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As far as structure goes, I was also a little disappointed that her life after she leaves home gets such short shrift.

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November Pick – Sickened by Julie Gregory. I liked the inclusion of pictures of Julie’s medical records, that was a nice touch. While you get a thorough understanding of this manifes Despite all life has waged against her, Julie Gregory has an empowered voice.

Just jullie bad, if you ask me and, honestly, probably worse.

We remember the video of her mother pouring Pine Sol into her soup, right? It is heavy, lots of adult content and language. This child will not ruin her plans. I actually turned to the end of the book to see if there was a reason to slog through the rest of it. Want to Read saving…. Almost like he is in love with her and demands all her attention.

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood by Julie Gregory

Both children were crying and terrified. If you are wondering if I like her, well she is more a friend of a friend that I have known forever, I don’t particularly but she can be good company.

Weirdly, ones first reaction is to want more from this book. Mitra Rahmani According to this ABC interview the children were never taken away from Julie’s mother which is just absolutely heartbreaking. My final project was about traumatic childhood experiences and the comorbidity with violence later in life, if that gives you an idea of what I spent my time researching back in the day.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It read a lot like “A Child Called It,” yet seemed even more voyeuristic, if that is possible. To promote her book Julie flew from Ohio to Montana in To ask other readers questions about Sickenedplease sign up. The sickned denies the allegations of abuse.

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Diets had failed she hadn’t actually tried any in reality, in fact it was the mother that stuffed her to get her fat enough to qualify for the operation. Munchausen by proxy MBP was not the worst of the abuse that this writer suffered as a girl; the other physical abuse and especially the emotional abuse stuck me the most.

Like many memoirs, this is a book that had potential.

Some are trusted, admired and respected. Let’s see, one hundred, two