Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood

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A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor's examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she's tall, skinny, and weak. It's four o'clock, and she hasn't been allowed to eat anything all day. Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited. She's about to suggest open-heart surgery on her child to 'get to the bottom of this.' She checks her teeth for lipstick and, as the doctor enters, shoots the girl a warning glance. This child will not ruin her plans. From early childhood, Julie Gregory was continually X-rayed, medicated, and operated on in the vain pursuit of an illness that was created in her mother's mind. Munchausen by Proxy (MBP) is the world's most hidden and dangerous form of child abuse, but Julie Gregory not only survived, she escaped the powerful orbit of her mother's madness and rebuilt her identity as a vibrant, healthy young woman:not solely a victim of child abuse.

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Paperback. Pub the Date: September. 2004 Pages: 384 Publisher: Random House A withyoung girl is perched on on the cold the chrome of yet another doctor's examining table. Missing yet another day of school. Just twelve she's tall skinny and weak. It's four o'clock. and she hasn't been allowed to eat anything all day. Her mother. on the other hand. seems curiously excited. She's about to suggest open-heart surgery on her child to 'get to the bottom of this . 'She checks her teeth for lipstick and. as the doctor enters. shoots the girl a warning glance. This child will not ruin her plans. From early childhood. Julie Gregory was continually X-rayed. medicated. and operated on-in the vain pursuit of an illness that was created in her mother's mind. Munchausen by Proxy (MBP) is the world's most hidden and dangerous form of child abuse. but Julie Gregory not only survived. she esca...

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"an appalling, fascinating story, expertly told" ( Sunday Times)

"one of the books of the year" ( Glamour)

"It blazes with truth and anger - a true story of survival and achievement against the odds" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"Extraordinary - shocking and moving" ( Woman & Home)

"Horrifying but compelling" ( Cosmopolitan)

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