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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In an era where we’ve recently been faced with headline stories of kids like Hannah Milbrandt and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, used as ploys to get sympathy, money and attention for their mothers, Sickened shouldn’t be all that surprising, yet it is – the fact that a parent would not only do sicmened to a child but also go to such efforts to hide it, that’s a whole new level of disturbing.

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Julie always had a sickly childhood, and her mother would take her to the doctor all the time and insist that something was wrong with her, and demand that all kinds of medical interventions be used on her child.

Gregory gives a candid and wise account of the manipulation and emotional abuse inherent in her mother’s control and insightfully decodes the psychological ramifications of her victimization. It reads more like a diary Two stars. Throughout her childhood, Julie was told that she was sick. There is no Masters Degree for Julie there, nor did she graduate.


It was julje difficult read. I would expect her mother to vociferously deny everything, no surprise there. Jun 10, Erin Cataldi rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads suggested this to me, perhaps because I gave such a high rating to Carolyn Jessop’s memoir about living in Warren Jeff’s society.

Only upon telling her work counselor, a professional bound to disclose allegations of abuse to authorities, was the abusive behavior of her parents finally realized by others.

Her daughter was a big fat lazy cow.

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

Misty and Doug are in counciling to try and help them cope with this. Gregory talks about a gamut of horrors that she experienced, and how medial professionals were so quick to believe her mother instead of looking at the evidence in front of their eyes, evidence that would have shown how they were being manipulated. Julie was beaten, starved, and subjected to situations no child should ever bear witness to.

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When the family doctor changed to a very handsome and charming man, home visits were needed too. Julie wrote the book: You’d think something with this much drama would manage to avoid being boring, but it wasn’t the case. Though Munchausen’s by Proxy is a terrible disorder that sjckened parents to inflict grievous pain and suffering upon their trusting and powerless children, I simply was not impressed with this book.

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Does anyone know if she sickensd successful in this? View all 24 comments. It was an awful life this woman lived, I’m glad she got out of it, and I’m glad she’s helping others, and if you are an activist, this book is for you.


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Gregory’s prose was a little overblown and dramatic at times, she shifted tenses frequently juliw the last 30 pages or so dragged on without much structure but all in tregory, it was an interesting account of a childhood living with a MbP mother.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Some are called friend, colleague, neighbour. I wish there had been more discussion of Munchausen and Munchausen by proxy so people who aren’t familiar with it could really understand it. Sickened takes us to new places in the human heart and spirit.

I highly recommend this book. Leroy, Sickened is written with a lyrical directness that is both riveting and horrific. Articles lacking sources from July All articles lacking sources Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

Very disturbing, yet impossible to put down.

I’d love the chance to speak with her mother. The language was so There’s only so much screaming and abuse you can read about before it all becomes a wave of blah.

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