malinger


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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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Adversarial situations imbued with significant personal investment can increase the potential to malinger (Rogers, 2008a; Rogers, Kropp, et al.
Let's hope that residents in North East Birmingham agree with him at the next General Election and ensure he has more time to Twitter or malinger when signing on.
Many authors have elaborated on ideas developed some years ago by Yudofsky (1985), who recommended that an "index of suspicion" be used by practitioners to help discriminate between clients who malinger and those who are genuinely in need of care.
To do so we are employing techniques that have been shown to discriminate individuals instructed to simulate amnesia from those who are not instructed to malinger.
about which details in the next screed, supports KEJ's position: malinger intr.
These studies do not suggest that those who malinger are not at risk for suicide, only that these patients tend to exaggerate the severity of their ideations or behaviors.
Many criminal defendants likely malinger (or feign) amnesia for a variety of reasons, including attempts to avoid criminal responsibility or to obstruct police investigations.
On Saturday, Kele will be performing Romeo live for clubbers at Garlands' 11th birthday, where another Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula Malinger will be performing the group's smash hit Oh My Gosh.
Boas went on re work as a grocery-store stocker and a porn-shop malinger before becoming a professional paparazzo in the mid '80s.