Assessment of Malingering in a Jail Referral Population : Screening and Comprehensive Evaluation

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Psychological assessment of mentally disordered offenders requires a systematic consideration of response styles, including malingering and defensiveness. Important components of these evaluations are standardized diagnostic interviews. However, the ability of offenders to feign mental disorders on such measures to achieve such external incentives as treatment, placement on safer units, or possible release from jail remains uninvestigated. With a known-groups comparison with the data from the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms as a criterion, 24 suspected malingerers were compared to 64 genuine patients on the Schedule of Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (SADS), the abbreviated SADS-C, the Suicide Probability Scale, and the ... continued below

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Ustad, Karen L. (Karen Lee) August 1997.

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Psychological assessment of mentally disordered offenders requires a systematic consideration of response styles, including malingering and defensiveness. Important components of these evaluations are standardized diagnostic interviews. However, the ability of offenders to feign mental disorders on such measures to achieve such external incentives as treatment, placement on safer units, or possible release from jail remains uninvestigated. With a known-groups comparison with the data from the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms as a criterion, 24 suspected malingerers were compared to 64 genuine patients on the Schedule of Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (SADS), the abbreviated SADS-C, the Suicide Probability Scale, and the Referral Decision Scale.

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Ustad, Karen L. (Karen Lee). Assessment of Malingering in a Jail Referral Population : Screening and Comprehensive Evaluation, dissertation, August 1997; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278712/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .