Clinical Detection of Malingering



Before addressing the issue of clinical approaches to detection of malingering, it is relevant to define the terms as they will be pursued. Clinical approaches as discussed in this chapter refer primarily to nonactuarial, nonstatistical approaches that rely on (1) clinical observations; (2) consideration of congruence (or lack of the same) among cognate abilities and relationship (or lack) among diverse tests or measures related to function of given cortical areas of functional systems; and (3) contextual phenomena such as patient expectancies and examiner instructions or comments. The exclusion of specific actuarial and statistical approaches reflects no disdain for their utility, but rather a recognition that the complex factors in those approaches properly belong in the purview of those neuroscientist practitioners specializing in such matters, who have covered these topics elsewhere in this volume.


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