Advances and issues in the diagnostic differential of malingering versus brain injury

NeuroRehabilitation. 2002;17(2):93-104.


The past decade has seen numerous advancements in the assessment of malingered brain injury, though the current diagnostic system offers only guidelines in which malingering should be suspected. This article presents an overview of advances in the clinical and neuropsychological assessment of malingering, issues in diagnostic differential, neuropsychological test methods, and special issues presented by the medical-legal context, and other factors which may affect presentations. Cautions and recommendations for practice are presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Injury Severity Score
  • Male
  • Malingering / diagnosis*
  • Neuropsychological Tests / standards*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sensitivity and Specificity