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Defrocking the fraud: the detection of malingering.
Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 1993; 30(2):93-101.IJ

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide psychiatrists with practical advice on how to detect malingered mental illness. Various types of malingering are defined and the five major purposes of malingering are specified. The research literature on malingering is reviewed. Clinicians must be thoroughly grounded in the phenomenology of true mental disease to detect malingering. Detailed information about hallucinations is reviewed so that faked hallucinations that do not follow typical patterns can be more easily identified. Strategies for approaching persons suspected of malingering are suggested. Features of malingered mutism, mania, depression and mental retardation are described. The differential diagnosis of malingering, post-traumatic stress disorder, conversion disorder, and post-concussion syndromes after trauma is discussed. Clues to malingered psychoses and post-traumatic stress disorders are delineated. Finally, specific indicators of malingered insanity defenses are identified.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8270391

Citation

Resnick, P J.. "Defrocking the Fraud: the Detection of Malingering." The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, vol. 30, no. 2, 1993, pp. 93-101.
Resnick PJ. Defrocking the fraud: the detection of malingering. Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 1993;30(2):93-101.
Resnick, P. J. (1993). Defrocking the fraud: the detection of malingering. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 30(2), 93-101.
Resnick PJ. Defrocking the Fraud: the Detection of Malingering. Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 1993;30(2):93-101. PubMed PMID: 8270391.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Defrocking the fraud: the detection of malingering. A1 - Resnick,P J, PY - 1993/1/1/pubmed PY - 1993/1/1/medline PY - 1993/1/1/entrez SP - 93 EP - 101 JF - The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences JO - Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci VL - 30 IS - 2 N2 - The purpose of this paper is to provide psychiatrists with practical advice on how to detect malingered mental illness. Various types of malingering are defined and the five major purposes of malingering are specified. The research literature on malingering is reviewed. Clinicians must be thoroughly grounded in the phenomenology of true mental disease to detect malingering. Detailed information about hallucinations is reviewed so that faked hallucinations that do not follow typical patterns can be more easily identified. Strategies for approaching persons suspected of malingering are suggested. Features of malingered mutism, mania, depression and mental retardation are described. The differential diagnosis of malingering, post-traumatic stress disorder, conversion disorder, and post-concussion syndromes after trauma is discussed. Clues to malingered psychoses and post-traumatic stress disorders are delineated. Finally, specific indicators of malingered insanity defenses are identified. SN - 0333-7308 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8270391/Defrocking_the_fraud:_the_detection_of_malingering_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/posttraumaticstressdisorder.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -