Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder in Psychiatry Joel Paris, M.D., has a modest suggestion: make borderline personality disorder an Axis I disorder.
Paris is Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, and recently wrote an excellent book called Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder ...
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Medicine’s M-Bomb: Malingering Diagnosing someone as a “malingerer” is about as close to dropping a verbal “bomb” as you can get in the realm of medical diagnosis. Basically, you are calling the patient a liar -- there is no kinder way of putting it.
The dangers, of course, are many: you may be missing the real diagnosis; delaying essential treatment; and blackening the name and reputation of an innocent individual. This dreaded issue of malingering comes up not only in psychiatry, but in neurology, pain medicine, forensic settings, and sometimes, in family practice.