Cogniform Disorder and Cogniform Condition: proposed diagnoses for excessive cognitive symptoms.

  title={Cogniform Disorder and Cogniform Condition: proposed diagnoses for excessive cognitive symptoms.},
  author={Dean C. Delis and Spencer R Wetter},
  journal={Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists},
  volume={22 5},
In neuropsychological practice, individuals often present with evidence of excessive cognitive complaints or invalid test performances indicative of symptom exaggeration; however, clinicians often struggle with how to diagnose these cases once they have been identified. Difficulties in subsuming these individuals within existing DSM-IV diagnoses such as Malingering, Factitious Disorder, and Conversion Disorder are discussed, including: (a) lack of a diagnostic category that adequately targets… CONTINUE READING


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