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Mini Quiz: Assessment of Malingering
The reported severity of the complaints in this patient appears grossly out of proportion given gathered information and clinical observations. What's your diagnosis?
Challenges in Assessing and Managing Malingering, Factitious Disorder, and Related Somatic Disorders
Reporting of symptoms that are beyond available medical evidence is a central feature of malingering and related conditions, making the clinical differentiation of these disorders a challenge.
Mini-quiz: Munchausen Syndrome
What do you include in your differential diagnosis if you suspect Munchausen syndrome? Take the quiz and learn more.
Munchausen by Proxy and Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another
Why do you need to know about Munchausen by Proxy? Answers here.
Experts Discuss Changes, Updates in DSM-5
A panel of experts at the APA Annual Meeting discussed how changes in DSM-5 may affect clinical practice. Highlights here.
Can You Offer an Example of Medical Deception?
The primary difference between malingering and factitious disorder is the question of motivation.
Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder
Staying empathic and keeping the conflict within the patient instead of between the patient and health care provider, is a key to successful management.
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