Malingering

Malingering is the fabrication, feigning, or exaggeration of physical or psychological symptoms designed to achieve a desired outcome, such as relief from duty or work. Malingering is not a medical diagnosis, but may be recorded as a “focus of clinical attention” or a “reason for contact with health services”

 

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Wiki Number: PW119
Diagnosis: Malingering
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Symptoms: Fabricating or exaggerating symptoms to avoid work or responsibility
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Causes: In the military, it is a “court-martial offense.” According to the insurance industry, malingering costs employers billions per year.
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