Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception, 3rd by Richard Rogers

By Richard Rogers

Generally considered as the normal reference within the box, this publication offers crucial instruments for realizing and assessing malingering and different reaction types in forensic and scientific contexts. An integrating subject matter is the systematic program of detection concepts as conceptually grounded, empirically established tools that bridge varied measures and populations. specified themes contain issues in operating with teenagers and early life. From top practitioners and researchers, the quantity studies the country of the technological know-how and provides best-practice directions for maximizing the accuracy of mental and psychiatric reviews. (20100201)

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SIRS SEL (Symptom Selectivity) scale b. Schedule of Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (SADS) SEL (Symptom Selectivity) scale Symptom severity 1. Description: This strategy capitalizes on the finding that even severely impaired patients experience only a discrete number of symptoms as “unbearable” or “extreme” in intensity. Malingerers often endorse a wide array of psychological problems with extreme severity. 2. Strengths: This strategy is easily adaptable to a wide range of structured interviews and clinical scales.

Limitation: Researchers debate whether obvious symptoms should be considered alone or in relationship to subtle symptoms. , MMPI-2 T scores). 4. Examples: a. SIRS BL (Blatant Symptoms) scale b. MMPI-2 O-S (Obvious–Subtle Difference) scale Reported versus observed symptoms 1. Description. This strategy uses marked discrepancies between the person’s own account of his or her noticeable symptoms and clinical observations. , lack of clinical observations for reported symptoms that should be conspicuous).

Despite these major advantages, adaptations from standardized tests sometimes have less success than specialized measures. The simple reason is that test items on standard tests were not developed to assess detection strategies. Although they lack the other advantages, the main strength of specialized measures is the operationalization of detection strategies to maximize the discriminability between criterion groups. As described by Bender (Chapter 5), Sweet, Condit, and Nelson (Chapter 13), and Berry and Schipper (Chapter 14) in this volume, clinicians may wish to combine adaptations of standardized tests with specialized measures in the assessment of feigned cognitive impairment.

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