How are malingering disorders differentiated from tardive dyskinesia (TD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Malingering disorders may occur when an individual seeks disability and other compensation. Specifically, malingering occurs when the patient seeks a tangible reward for being sick. A person who malingers may seek to be excused from work or school because of the feigned illness. A malingerer may seek compensation in the form of disability payments for the alleged illness.


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