Tag Archives: symptom exageration

PTSD and Malingering: Practice Pointers

There appears to be a dramatic split among mental health professionals who write primarily from a treatment or plaintiff perspective and those who take a more skeptical approach. This article by Steve Rubenzer reviews recent developments in the assessment of malingering, including symptom validity measures, and applies them to the assessment of PTSD. Recommendations for current practice are provided.

New MMPI-2-RF research

Two interesting and useful articles on the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF validity scales in Psychological Assessment emhasize the importance of the “F family” of scales in overreporting — “used in detecting negative response bias asociated with symptom exaggeration, particularly overreported symptoms of severe psychopathology.”   The Sellbom article used the SIRS–the Cadillac of malingering measures–as an external […]