Malingering is a mental health construct that has three distinct yet equally critical components: 1) intentional deception, 2) feigning or exaggeration of symptoms, and 3) external motivation. Each of these components presents its own set of difficult challenges for clinicians. This chapter will discuss issues related to the conceptualization and accurate assessment of malingering.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Troublesome Disguises|
|Subtitle of host publication||Managing Challenging Disorders in Psychiatry: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 20 2015|
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