J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2021 Jun 26;49(2):211-218. Epub 2021 Mar 26.
Dr. Nesbit-Bartsch is a Forensic Psychiatrist, San Diego County Forensic Psychiatry Clinic, San Diego, CA. Dr. McDermott is Professor and Research Director at Napa State Hospital, University of California-Davis Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Sacramento, CA. Dr. Warburton is Medical Director, California Department of State Hospitals, Sacramento, CA.
The relationships between gender and malingering have received little attention in the literature. Our study examined data from 1,748 patients committed as incompetent to stand trial between 2008 and 2017, of whom 397 were women. Scores on a structured assessment of feigned psychiatric symptoms were only slightly higher for men than for women. Read More