In this podcast, Dr Gerald Rosen talks about malingering and the motivations that can lead to simulated psychiatric disorder. He explains how to deal with a suspected case and how to achieve the best outcome whilst maintaining the therapeutic relationship, providing case examples and advice from his own wealth of clinical experience.


Date published: 30 September 2008

Audio running time: 17 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes:


By the end of this podcast we hope you will:


  • have a greater awareness of the motivations behind simulated psychiatric disorders


  • be more aware of the limitations as a clinician when identifying a case of malingering


  • know some of the steps a clinician can take whilst maintaining the therapeutic relationship.

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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2008. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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