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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology: Professional Manual.
Listening to the voices: the use of phenomenology to differentiate malingered from genuine auditory verbal hallucinations.
Screening for malingered psychopathology in a correctional setting: Utility of the M-FAST Crim Justice Behav 2004; 31:695-716.
This article helps mental health counselors to identify person-centered strategies for detecting and engaging malingered psychosis.
24) One scholar cited various studies of base rates of malingered amnesia, and found that between 30 and 40% of amnesia claims were feigned, and these percentages increased in cases where individuals were charged with criminal offenses.
Malingered amnesia simulators intentionally exaggerate genuine memory problems (e.
Validity Indicator Frederick, 1997 Assesses consistency of Profile (VIP) effort over time -- results indicate 1 of 4 response styles: compliant, careless, irrelevant, or malingered.
The United Airlines situation has malingered and festered for months.
It is challenging to identify malingered cognitive impairments.
This article highlights several red flags for malingered behavior; emphasizes typical (compared with atypical) symptoms of psychosis; and provides an overview of four instruments that you can use to help assess for malingering in the ED.
Which test is the gold standard for detecting malingered psychiatric illness?