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Diseases » Malingering » Summary
 

What is Malingering?

What is Malingering?

Malingering refers to feigning or faking medical conditions for some external non-psychological gain. The most ...more »

  • Malingering: The faking or exaggeration of symptoms of a particular condition.

Malingering: Introduction

What causes Malingering?

Causes of Malingering: see causes of Malingering

What are the symptoms of Malingering?

Symptoms of Malingering: see symptoms of Malingering

Malingering: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Malingering.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Malingering: see treatments for Malingering

Society issues for Malingering


Hospitalization statistics for Malingering: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Malingering:

  • 0.001% (157) of hospital consultant episodes were for feigning of physical or psychological symptoms or disabilities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for feigning of required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for feigning of physical or psychological symptoms or disabilities were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for feigning of physical or psychological symptoms or disabilities were for feign of physical or psychological symptoms or disabilities women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for feigning of physical or psychological symptoms or disabilities required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for feigning of physical or psychological symptoms or disabilities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4days was the median length of stay in hospitals for feigning of physical or psychological symptoms or disabilities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name of Malingering

Main name of condition: Malingering

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