Conscious or Nonconscious Feigning of Deficits
The issue of conscious (voluntary) or nonconscious (involuntary) exaggeration or feigning of cognitive deficits on neuropsychological testing has not received much formal attention in the literature, despite its importance for clinical practice. The credibility of neuropsychology within the legal arena hinges on the ability to accurately detect the presence of actual brain dysfunction. In addition, appropriate treatment is contingent on accurate discrimination of actual brain compromise versus functional disorder.
KeywordsHead Injury Free Recall Digit Span Test Finding Somatization Disorder
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