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J Anxiety Disord. 2007;21(2):201-10. Epub 2006 Nov 2.

Pseudo-PTSD.

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University of Washington, USA. grosen@u.washington.edu

Abstract

Pseudo-posttraumatic stress disorder (pseudo-PTSD) refers to cases in which a patient's presentation is but a simulation of the actual clinical syndrome. The problem of pseudo-PTSD has been neglected by many clinicians and researchers, who often rely on the assumption that a patient's reported symptoms can be accepted as valid. The purpose of this article is to (a) consider the diverse causes of pseudo-PTSD, (b) emphasize the importance of the DSM-IV's guideline to rule out malingering, and (c) discuss the implications that pseudo-PTSD has for research and clinical practice.

PMID:
17084063
DOI:
10.1016/j.janxdis.2006.09.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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