Tag: Trauma

  • Institutional Betrayal

    Institutional Betrayal

    Institutional betrayal occurs when institutions, expected to be protective and supportive, instead cause harm or breach trust. This concept, prevalent in diverse organizational settings, highlights the critical role of power dynamics and the importance of institutional accountability and ethical practices.

  • Munchausen Syndrome

    Munchausen Syndrome

    Named after Baron Munchausen’s exaggerated tales, Munchausen Syndrome describes individuals who deliberately simulate or amplify health issues. This self-deception stems from an internal need for attention, distinct from external motivations. A related disorder sees the symptoms imposed on another, known as Munchausen by Proxy.



    Originating in the 1990s from Dr. Jennifer J. Freyd’s studies, DARVO encapsulates a sequence: Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender. This framework describes how those facing accusations often evade responsibility, challenge their accusers, and recast themselves as the wronged party.