Malingering Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 04, 2022
  • Author: David Bienenfeld, MD; Chief Editor: Ana Hategan, MD, FRCPC  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The process of diagnosing malingering remains difficult and largely idiosyncratic. In 1999, Slick, Sheman, and Iversion proposed a set of diagnostic criteria that define psychometric, behavioral, and collateral data indicative of possible, probable, and definite malingering of cognitive dysfunction. [13] Their criteria for malingered neurocognitive dysfunction (MND) are the most widely accepted model for identifying malingering of cognitive deficits. 

Differential Diagnoses