Detection of Malingering During Head Injury Litigation / Edition 1by Cecil R. Reynolds
Pub. Date: 10/01/1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Neuropsychologists and forensic psychologists have long lacked a systematic, scientific means of assessing head injury cases, of distinguishing those plaintiffs whose pain and suffering is real and deserves just compensation from those who are simply faking it. Cecil R. Reynolds and his expert contributors provide the first definitive work on this subject, focusing on problems that beset clinicians who are called upon to evaluate head injuries in civil courts. They describe the major malingering detection techniques currently in use.
Table of ContentsDid You Think It Was Gonna Be Easy? Some Methodological Suggestions for the Investigation and Development of Malingering Detection Techniques; D. Faust, M.A. Ackley. The Significance of Base Rates, Test Sensitivity, Test Specificty, and Subjects Knowledge of Symptoms in Assessing TBI Sequelae and Malingering; W.D. Gouvier, et al. Detection of Malingering Using Forced-Choice Techniques; J.M. Gutierrez, R.C. Gur. The Malingering of Memory Disorder; J.M. Williams. Detecting Malingering on the Luria-Nebraska Battery;C.J. Golden, C. Grier. Detection of Malingering and Invalid Test Results Using the Halstead-Reitan Battery; R. Reitan, D. Wolfson. Feigning of Head Injury Symptoms on the MMPI-2;D.T.R. Berry, J.N. Butcher. Clinical Detection of Malingering; L.T. Hartlage. Common Sense, Clinicians, and Actuarialism in the Detection of Malingering During Head Injury Litigation; C.R. Reynolds. Index.
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I was very grateful to find this book after numerous cases such as this. This book gives useful advice and strategies for ethical and wise practice.
This book clearly addresses the problem of malingering when litigation is a factor. Throughout the book, the constant theme is the appropriate diagnosis of true head injury. Reynolds and his contributors raise the ethical standards for the assessment of malingering