Amytal and the Detection of Deception

  • Morris Herman
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 2)


For a long time there has been an intense interest in the legal systems for developing technique to uncover malingering of mental illness or mental retardation in defendants charged with crime. This interest has led in the development of psychological tests, in polygraphy, and in the sodium amytal test.


Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome District Attorney Intravenous Sodium False Confession Organic Brain Disease 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Morris Herman
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, School of MedicineNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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