Malingering – A Historical Perspective. Historical Indications of Malingering. The Role of the Neurological Examination in the Detection of Neurologic Malingering. The Challenge of Detecting Malingering Among Persons With Lower Back Pain. Malingering: A Physical Medicine Perspective. Validity of Waddell’s Sign. The Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Malingering. Toxicologic Malingering. Pretending to Not Concentrate: Malingering Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Detection and Management of Malingering to Obtain Narcotics. Chemosensory Malingering. Malingering in Geriatrics. Forensic Psychiatric Approach to the Detection of Malingered. Neuropschiatric Symptoms. Feigning ≠ Malingering: A Case Study. Malingering, Noncompliance, and Secondary Gain. Physicians Response to Neurological Malingering.
Physicians have little training in examining the credibility of a patient’s medical presentation directly and are confronted with the possibility of malingering. This books serves as a guide for health practitioners and clinicians to diagnose neurological malingering cases. It covers history, physical exams, types of pain conditions; and electrophysiologic, pyschiatric, and chemosensory information as they relate to malingering. The book emphasizes neurological malingering in several diseases and conditions including aphasia, dementia, epilepsy, Munchausen syndrome, multiple sclerosis, blindness, and deafness.
- Comprehensive approach defining and assessing a wide variety of malingered neurological complaints.
- Provides practical methods of diagnosis and treatment.
- Uses a neurologic disease and anatomic-oriented approach.
- Covers various conditions and disorders including blindness, deafness, pain, dementia, disability, and epilepsy.
- Based on peer reviewed literature discussing different appropriate testing modalities of malingering.
ALAN R. HIRSCH, M.D., F.A.C.P., a Neurologist and Psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of smell and taste loss, is the Neurological Director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago. He is a Faculty Member in the Department of Medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hirsch is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, in Neurology, Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Hirsch has served as an expert on smell and taste disorders for many local governmental agencies, the EPA, and many State’s Attorney offices and US Attorney General. Dr. Hirsch received both his medical and B.A. degrees from the University of Michigan. Dr. Hirsch has also authored, Dr. Hirsch’s Guide to Scentsational Weight Loss, Scentsational Sex, What Flavor is your Personality, Life’s a Smelling Success, What your Doctor May Not Tell you About Sinusitis, What’s your Food Sign?, and How to Tell if your Teenager is Lying: and What to do About It.