malinger


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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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There is a myth among less sophisticated examiners that malingers
It is an effective tool as Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptoms (SIMS), which is a comprehensive test for malingering (20).
Adversarial situations imbued with significant personal investment can increase the potential to malinger (Rogers, 2008a; Rogers, Kropp, et al., 1992; Rogers et al., 1994).
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.
One might then question the utility of the present study, suggesting that it would be more relavant to study negative priming in real amnesics first before examining it in those pretending to be amnesic (those instructed to malinger).
"I think what the fellow was trying to say was 'lingered,' not 'malingered,' which, as we know, means 'faking illness.' (Some of those pilots who don't want to work may in fact be faking illness, but that's beside the point.)" My brand-new American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed.), about which details in the next screed, supports KEJ's position: malinger intr.v.
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.
Cast: Tony Danza, Maria Canals, Majandra Delfino, Ashley Malinger, Shaun Weiss, Dean Stockwell.