Finding the truth in the lies: A practical guide to the assessment of malingering

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTroublesome Disguises
Subtitle of host publicationManaging Challenging Disorders in Psychiatry: Second Edition
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages85-99
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781118799574
ISBN (Print)9781119993148
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 20 2015

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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Feigning
  • Malingering
  • Response style

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Tabernik, H. E., & Vitacco, M. J. (2015). Finding the truth in the lies: A practical guide to the assessment of malingering. In Troublesome Disguises: Managing Challenging Disorders in Psychiatry: Second Edition (pp. 85-99). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118799574.ch7