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Malingering and illness deception (2003) Halligan, Bass, Oakley

Discussion in 'Other psychosomatic news and research' started by Haveyoutriedyoga, Mar 24, 2022.

  1. Haveyoutriedyoga

    Haveyoutriedyoga Senior Member (Voting Rights)

  2. Haveyoutriedyoga

    Haveyoutriedyoga Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    What I was looking for were some real conference papers, because I was down a rabbit hole for no particular reason, and happened across this.
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  3. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    I've just looked at the contents page of that document. I think I could summarise the apparent beliefs of the authors as "Patients are lying, lazy, thieving scum."
  4. Haveyoutriedyoga

    Haveyoutriedyoga Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Pilowsky (1985) coined the term ‘malingerophobia’—to describe the
    irrational and maladaptive fear of being tricked into providing health care to individuals who
    masquerade as sick
    , but either have no illness at all, or have a much less severe one than they
    claim’. Coincidently, it is interesting to note that the most popular course run by the Amer-
    ican Psychiatric Association every year involves the detection of malingered mental illness
    (Wessely 1995).
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  5. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member


    List of Contributors xi

    Section 1 Introduction

    1 Wilful deception as illness behaviour 3
    Peter W. Halligan, Christopher Bass, and David A. Oakley

    Section 2 Historical, military, and evolutionary origins

    2 Malingering: historical perspectives 31
    Simon Wessely
    3 Malingering, shirking, and self-inflicted injuries in the military 42
    Ian P. Palmer
    4 Can monkeys malinger? 54
    Richard W. Byrne and Emma Stokes

    Section 3 Conceptual, methodological, and cultural context

    5 Conceptual issues and explanatory models of malingering 71
    Richard Rogers and Craig S. Neumann
    6 The social cognition of intentional action 83
    Bertram F. Malle
    7 Malingering and criminal behaviour as psychopathology 93
    Adrian Raine
    8 Alternatives to four clinical and research traditions in malingering detection 107
    David Faust
    9 Characteristics of the sick role 122
    Lindsay Prior and Fiona Wood
    10 The contemporary cultural context for deception and malingering in Britain 132
    W. Peter Robinson

    Section 4 Illness deception and clinical practice

    11 Illness falsification in children: pathways to prevention? 147
    Judith A. Libow
    12 Distinguishing malingering from psychiatric disorders 156
    Michael Sharpe
    13 The nature of chronic pain: a clinical and legal challenge 171
    Chris J. Main
    14 The misadventures of wanderers and victims of trauma 184
    Loren Pankratz
    15 When the quantity of mercy is strained: US physicians’ deception of insurers for patients 197
    Matthew K. Wynia

    Section 5 Medicolegal and occupational perspectives

    16 Law, lies, and videotape: malingering as a legal phenomenon 209
    Michael A. Jones
    17 Outcome-related compensation: in search of a new paradigm 220
    George Mendelson
    18 Malingering and the law: a third way? 232
    Alan Sprince
    19 How can organizations prevent illness deception among employees? 243
    Charles Baron and Jon Poole

    Section 6 Contributions from cognitive neuroscience

    20 Lying as an executive function 255
    Sean Spence, Tom Farrow, David Leung, Samir Shah, Becky Reilly, Anna Rahman, and Amy Herford
    21 Differential brain activations for malingered and subjectively ‘real’ paralysis 267
    David A. Oakley, Nicholas S. Ward, Peter W. Halligan, and Richard S. J. Frackowiak

    Section 7 Disability analysis and insurance medicine

    22 Origins, practice, and limitations of Disability Assessment Medicine 287
    Mansel Aylward
    23 Malingering, insurance medicine, and the medicalization of fraud 301
    John LoCascio

    Section 8 Deception detection

    24 Investigating benefit fraud and illness deception in the United Kingdom 313
    Richard Kitchen
    25 Neuropsychological tests and techniques that detect malingering 323
    Richard I. Frederick
    26 Misrepresentation of pain and facial expression 336
    Kenneth D. Craig and Marilyn Hill
    27 Deceptive responses and detecting deceit 348
    Aldert Vrij and Samantha Mann

    Index 363
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  6. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

    Some familiar names there. Wessely, Sharpe, Aylward...
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  7. Haveyoutriedyoga

    Haveyoutriedyoga Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Maybe we should design some CBT for malingeraphobia
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  8. Mithriel

    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    So there does not have to be incentives to illness just "potential" incentives for them to assume there is a conscious (and rational!) decision to malinger. That will be a benefit worth a pittance compared to salary in a job you have struggled to get.
  9. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

    Aotearoa New Zealand
    I loved the tag that @Haveyoutriedyoga applied to this thread. I'll probably add a few more tags, but I thought it was worth immortalising in its succinct glory:

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    Section 2, item 4 also had me snorting out loud.

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