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The Doctors welcome Jordyn, who believes she was the victim of the psychological disorder Munchausen by proxy at the hands of her mother, which she says also caused her to develop an eating disorder.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho says Munchausen by proxy is when a perpetrator will try and impose an illness on someone who is in their care, oftentimes doing things to make the person feel sick and falsifying health conditions. One result of the alleged medical abuse Jordyn suffered is anorexia.
She says growing up she was placed on numerous odd diets because of her alleged medical issues and at one point in her life, she only was allowed to eat lobster and fruits. Now, she tells us the past alleged abuse is contributing to ger ongoing eating disorder, which she has dealt with since the age of 14.
Dr. Judy explains. Jordyn's situation is about control and food was something she could take charge of in a time when she had almost no control over other parts of her life.
In an effort to help Jordyn rebuild her life, Cielo House is offering Jordyn 60 days of residential treatment for her anorexia and abuse. She tells us she is "100 percent ready" to begin the healing process.
Find out more about Jordyn's story, including the moment she confronted her mother about the alleged abuse on The Doctors.