Malingering and Illness Deception

Publication Year: 2003

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Halligan, Peter W.; Bass, Christopher; Oakley, David A.

Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)

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

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Halligan, Peter W.; Bass, Christopher; Oakley, David A.
ISBN: 978-0-19-851554-8
Specialty:
Psychology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 384
Illustrations: 15
Year: 2003
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 94

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