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Does it reflect basic mistrust - that everyone is immediately suspected of being a malingerer until proved otherwise?
Currently, suggestions about dealing with malingerers in a helpful and nonpunitive fashion consist largely of "practice wisdom" derived from the personal experience of the respective clinician.
There is some evidence (Martin, Bolter, Todd, Gouvier, & Nicholls, 1993) that naive malingerers tend to score below chance levels on forced-choice tasks.
Vertigo, dizziness, and disequilibrium are all signs of vestibular dysfunction associated with mild traumatic brain injury," but "there is a tendency to discount a patient who does not have vertigo as a malingerer.
Vertigo, dizziness, and disequilibrium are all signs of vestibular dysfunction associated with mild traumatic brain injury However, there is a tendency to discount a patient who does not have vertigo as a malingerer," he said.
Rather, he seems to have made a career of proclaiming that the mentally ill, and those who care for them, are malingerers or worse.
Like Prince Hal, they might seem malingerers, but Shakespeare's Henry V suggests that wise dallying befits--and outfits--a future king.
They have been removed from their normal duties of spying on major criminals as part of a purge against police malingerers.
No doubt there were competing attitudes at work here among both medical officers and malingerers themselves.
The manufacturers are concerned the bill would hamper their efforts to surreptitiously shoot photos of suspected malingerers playing softball while seeking workers compensation.
Yet where many of us - happily indifferent to self-help books, tawdry talk-shows, supermarket tabloids, and other "symptom pool" shopping catalogues - might find these fringe-group malingerers pathetic, Showalter finds them outrageous.
Many Americans believe workfare will solve the structural problems of the inner-city poor by eliminating the welfare safety net, but others claim it will merely take low-paying jobs from people who truly want to work and create a labor force of ineffectual malingerers.