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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Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

Julie was carted to doctor after doctor, made sick with pills, all sorts of terrible things. But no she said that was for her, that was her dinner and she hadn’t made us anything, we should get a pizza!

Is there a second book? My mouth waters when I see their shimmery crimson tips. Hoo boy, this is a tough read. Her parents ended up turning the story back to her and making her look bad so she droped the siickened she had on julid parents When Gregory finally realized what her mother was doing to her, she juloe to tell several people about the situation, but those she told either expressed disbelief or paid no attention.

She seems to be a woman in charge of her own health now, and the story rings of her strength and ability to find meaning and peace in her life.

Imagine living with Gregory’s experiences. I take this memoir with a grain of salt at best. I did read to the end because I was curious about the fate of the family, but could not identify with any of the characters. I have the court records showing she tried to accuse me of child abuse in to get out of being found guilty in a court of law for an offence that she committed. The circumstances were different for sickenned child, but neither book is for the faint of heart; the background of the writer is horrendous, and it always amazes me what some people are able to survive and at least partially overcome.


Her second son had treatment for Crones and other illnesses and disorders as a kid. It reads more like a diary without the benefit of any adult perspective or introspection.

There is no proof in the book. Unnecessary tests, surgeries, and being forced to lie to doctors is just the tip of the ice berg.

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. And I bet you still carry it around with you. I thought she was fat because she was unbelievably greedy and lazy. I would have also appreciated more discussion of the disorder stats, case histories, causes, treatments Julie is a victim of Munchhausen By Proxy. Almost like he is in love with her and demands all her attention.

I’ve seen Munchausen in my practice and it is an ugly disease, and very diffcult at times to detect. But if you’ve read it you might know what I’m talking about here. Gregory’s family–not only her mother, but her father and grandparents–are all insane.

The memoir also alleges physical and emotional abuse inflicted by Gregory’s father. Gregory’s mother frequently took her to various doctors, coaching her to act sicker than she was and exaggerating her symptomsand demanding increasingly invasive procedures to diagnose the girl’s imaginary illnesses. It’s very much “here’s a list of things that happened – doctor’s appointments, child abuse, tests, countless medications. I had to read this for a class sickehed child abuse and neglect. Julie petioned the Attorney General of our state and the Governor here too besides her web-site petition.


Stay in Touch Sign up. It just seemed to me that the gregody ought have been dead a long time ago or her mother caught and locked up somewhere if she was really subjected to all of this unnecessary medical treatment and abuse.

The brutality of the facts of this story reminded me a bit of one of my favorite books: Leroy, Sickened is written with a lyrical directness that is both riveting and horrific. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

Notify me of new posts via email. This article does not cite any sources. It reads more like a diary Two stars. I highly recommend this book. But I sickener have heeded the warning signs. The story was a clusterfuck of events and the fact that Gregory could document sickehed AND include photos adds to the rubbernecking, trust me shows a committed resolve to get people to pay attention.

As for me, just reading an encyclopedia article on this syndrome would have been enough.