“Normal” people are horrified by stories of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
It seems unfathomable. Why would a caregiver deliberately injure a child?
But for people prone to Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy behaviors, there are compelling psychological payoffs:
In addition, don’t think they’re doing anything wrong. Per the CS Mott Children’s Hospital article, people with this condition don’t see their behavior as harmful. They are literally delusional.with the syndrome
Where things get tricky is catching such a person “red-handed.” Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy people are notoriously good at deceiving others, including healthcare providers, family members, and friends.