Current issues in the diagnosis and management of malingering.

  title={Current issues in the diagnosis and management of malingering.},
  author={Charles J Lopiccolo and Karl Goodkin and Teri T. Baldewicz},
  journal={Annals of medicine},
  volume={31 3},
Malingering is a diagnosis that is frequently avoided by physicians. When there is a claim of symptoms or diseases that either are exaggerated or do not exist, the diagnosis of malingering should be entertained. Malingering is associated with a conscious intent to deceive in order to obtain a known gain. Psychoanalytical, criteria-based (DSM-IV) and 'adaptational' models have been advanced to explain malingering. The differential diagnosis of malingering includes factitious disorder, the… CONTINUE READING