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Malingering Psychosis: Guidelines for Assessment and Management
Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 51–57, January 2014
How to Cite
Mason, A. M., Cardell, R. and Armstrong, M. (2014), Malingering Psychosis: Guidelines for Assessment and Management. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50: 51–57. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12025
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 APR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 2 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 26 SEP 2012
- malingered psychosis;
- assessment of malingered psychosis;
- management techniques for malingering
The purposes of this paper are to (a) identify theoretical underpinnings of malingering, (b) to discuss interview and intervention techniques based on pertinent literature, and (c) to offer an organized mnemonic to help clinicians easily identify possible malingered psychosis presentations.
Detecting the malingering of psychotic symptoms is a challenging task for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses. Diagnosing a patient of malingering requires caution on the clinician's part.
A thorough understanding of potential signs of malingering vs. genuine psychosis is needed as well as knowledge of legal ramifications.