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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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While many CST examinees appear to malinger, lack of full
Malingered Symptoms, (31) a 75-item self-report inventory.
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.
In forensic settings, such as prison, malingered conditions more often present as posttraumatic stress disorder or cognitive impairment.5 In non-forensic settings, such as the ER, the most commonly malingered conditions include suicidality and psychosis.
(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.
shadows posted as lookouts & lieutenants of the plot, they were only malingers
"Empowering" aides to work overtime is not the solution; using the disciplinary process effectively to get rid of malingers is.