If you saw M. Night Shyamalan's brilliant 1999 The Sixth Sense, you got a glimpse of the mental disorder Munchausen by proxy syndrome - in which a child's parent or other caregiver secretly creates an illness in the child in a twisted effort to get attention, sympathy and respect. And you may have thought to yourself, "Gosh, this would make a great Lifetime movie." Right? I know I did.
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