A Practical Guide to Conducting VA Compensation and Pension Exams for PTSD and Other Mental Disorders

@article{Worthen2011APG,
  title={A Practical Guide to Conducting VA Compensation and Pension Exams for PTSD and Other Mental Disorders},
  author={Mark D. Worthen and Robert G. Moering},
  journal={Psychological Injury and Law},
  year={2011},
  volume={4},
  pages={187-216}
}
Despite being one of the most common forensic mental health evaluations, no article has ever appeared in a peer-reviewed journal describing how to conduct US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health compensation and pension examinations. [] Key Method The article alerts examiners to the possibility that they might face resistance from VA officials if they screen for and assess symptom exaggeration or feigning and that they could encounter VA-imposed restrictions on time allotted for exams. Specific…

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