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Author:  Sir Scott  Savage, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., C.C.H.P., F.S.C.P..

Source: Volume 07, Number 05, July/August 2006 , pp.65-68(4)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Malingerers used to make my blood boil. I viewed them as people who are thieves and liars who flaunt their ability to abuse my trust and caring as a medical professional. Worse, I knew they thought I was stupid, or else they would not have tried to con me. This article will tell you how I changed my view, and more important, how I changed the way I deal with this common and frustrating problem in correctional health care.

Keywords: external reward, factitious disorder, hypochondriasis, Conversion disorders, somatoform disorders, Metalanguage

Affiliations:  1: State of Ohio Department of Corrections.

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