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Malingering and Illness Deception

Publication Year:
2003
Edition:
1st
Author:
Halligan, Peter W.; Bass, Christopher; Oakley, David A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN:
978-0-19-851554-8
Doody's Star Rating®:
Score:
94
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Description
This book considers issues of detection, prevalence, differential diagnosis and some of the related psycho-social processes involved in malingering.
Malingering is a form of illness deception commonly defined as the 'wilful, intentional attempt to simulate or exaggerate illness in the pursuit of a consciously desired end.' It has medical, legal and social implications and is of significant concern to those working in welfare systems and medical insurance agencies.

Features:
* Addresses the problem from medical, social and legal perspectives
* Provides a comprehensive academic review covering detection, prevalence, differential diagnosis and related psycho-social processes
* Presents a timely review of the conceptual boundaries between medicine and deception
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Platform:
OvidSP
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Product Type:
Book
Author:
Halligan, Peter W.; Bass, Christopher; Oakley, David A.
ISBN:
978-0-19-851554-8
Specialty:
  • Psychology
Language:
English
Edition:
1st
Pages:
384
Publication Year:
2003
Doody's Star Rating®:
Score:
94

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