Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Research brief: DSM-5 and malingering--proposal by Berry & Nelson (2010)

Berry, D. & Nelson, N. (2010). DSM-5 and Malingering: a Modest Proposal. Psychol. Inj. and Law. DOI 10.1007/s12207-010-9087-7


The DSM criteria for identifying malingering are reviewed and found to be flawed on both conceptual and practical grounds. Alternative models for diagnosing feigned psychiatric, physical, and neuropsychological symptoms are presented. A number of useful features of these systems are highlighted for potential contributions to modified DSM criteria. It is recommended that the present DSM text on malingering be replaced with feigned psychiatric, physical, or neuropsychological symptoms and suggestions for developing criteria for this condition are made

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