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Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!: The Psychology of Deceit
Everybody lies. Defining deceit: the language of lying. The biology of deceit. Learning to lie: developmental issues in deceit. Why people lie: the determinants of deceit. Styles of deception: theExpand
Lies and liars: psychiatric aspects of prevarication.
The authors discuss the phenomenon of lying, a common psychic process that has received remarkably little scrutiny and needs to be individualized according to the overall symptom complex in which it is embedded. Expand
The somatizing disorders.
If the authors recognize that somatization is not randomly determined and that there are specific therapeutic interventions that can be employed to reduce the intensity of the somatizing behavior, then treatment of these patients can become more satisfactory to the physician. Expand
Attitudes of psychiatrists toward elderly patients.
Analysis of psychiatrists' responses indicated that these psychiatrists regarded older patients as less ideal for their practices than younger patients with identical symptoms, and their treatment plans for them were less likely to emphasize psychotherapy. Expand
Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders
Terminal by Choice The Longing for Nurturance A Personal Vampire Tailspin: The Development of Factitious Illnesses Taller Tales Were Never Spoken Manipulating Mercury: Fake Fevers SensationalExpand
Factitious disorders.
Clinical relevant information on factitious disorders for primary care physicians is summarized in this article. Expand
Conversion symptoms in a general hospital.
Analysis of 1,000 consecutive psychiatric consultations shows that the prevalence of conversion disorder in a general hospital remains significant and rapid remissions of presenting symptoms in most cases upon treatment are observed. Expand
The internship year: a study of sleep, mood states, and psychophysiologic parameters.
The incidence of major depression in interns found to be lower than previously reported but higher than expected for that age group in the general population and performance on reaction time and critical flicker fusion improved with less sleep. Expand