- Inconsistency between reported symptoms and physical findings on a medical exam
- Unwillingness to have recommended tests
- Failure to comply with prescribed treatments
- Discuss the findings—if malingering is suspected, the doctor may confront the patient
- Psychiatric consultation—a referral to a mental health professional may be given if a psychiatric disorder is suspected
Mental Health America http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net
American Psychiatric Association http://www.psychiatry.org
Canadian Mental Health Association http://www.cmha.ca
Canadian Psychiatric Association http://www.cpa-apc.org
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/23/2014 -
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