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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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The most important, in my view, is that the methods described above only aid in detecting malingered deficit with regard to memory, and many cognitive deficits affecting competency are not related to memory.
Definite malingered neurocognitive dysfunction in moderate/severe
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.
Larabee (Ed.), Assessment of malingered neuropsychological deficits (pp.3-13).
This article helps mental health counselors to identify person-centered strategies for detecting and engaging malingered psychosis.
Koch recommended two tools to screen people suspected of faking psychological injury: the Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS) and the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS).
With increased psychological and neuropsychological claims come an increased number of malingered or fraudulent claims.
(11) This makes a certain amount of sense because of the apparently high rate of malingered amnesia, the skepticism of society and the courts about such claims, and the high stakes associated with a determination of IST.
Validation of malingered amnesia measures with a large clinical sample.
Malingered amnesia simulators intentionally exaggerate genuine memory problems (e.g., Wiggins & Brandt, 1988).