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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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Malingered AH are often characterized by excessively dramatic commands and stilted language (Resnick, 1997), such as a rapist reporting voices commanding, "Go commit a sex offense" or a bank robber reporting AH demanding, "Stickup, stickup, stickup" (Resnick, 1997; Resnick & Knoll, 2008).
These subtle yet important signs of schizophrenia are virtually nonexistent in malingered psychosis and are instead replaced by the perceived bizarreness of schizophrenia's positive symptoms (Resnick, 1984; Resnick & Knoll, 2005).
Caldwell (2009) averred that assessment for inconsistency is the hallmark of malingering detection, though others note that inconsistency of responses or response style does not necessarily indicate malingered psychosis (Hall & Poirier, 2000; Rogers, 2008a).
Identification of malingered head injury on the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised.
The use of psychological tests to identify malingered symptoms of mental disorder.