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Developing a Symptom Validity Test for posttraumatic stress disorder: application of the binomial distribution.
J Anxiety Disord. 2008 Dec; 22(8):1297-302.JA

Abstract

The past decade has witnessed a significant increase in research on the detection of malingered Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in civil litigation, other disability pension contexts, and in forensic cases. This article reviews the basic principles and statistical procedures that can be used to design and develop a Symptom Validity Test (SVT) for PTSD. We demonstrate how the practical application of the binomial distribution can detect response bias in specific psychiatric disorders such as PTSD and can provide empirically grounded probabilistic evidence of malingering. We cite the Morel Emotional Numbing Test for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (MENT) as an example.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Neuropsychology Laboratory, Psychology Service 116B, Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Health Care System, 1310 24th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212-2637, United States. k_morel@yahoo.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18295444

Citation

Morel, Kenneth R., and Bryan E. Shepherd. "Developing a Symptom Validity Test for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Application of the Binomial Distribution." Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 22, no. 8, 2008, pp. 1297-302.
Morel KR, Shepherd BE. Developing a Symptom Validity Test for posttraumatic stress disorder: application of the binomial distribution. J Anxiety Disord. 2008;22(8):1297-302.
Morel, K. R., & Shepherd, B. E. (2008). Developing a Symptom Validity Test for posttraumatic stress disorder: application of the binomial distribution. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22(8), 1297-302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2008.01.011
Morel KR, Shepherd BE. Developing a Symptom Validity Test for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Application of the Binomial Distribution. J Anxiety Disord. 2008;22(8):1297-302. PubMed PMID: 18295444.
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