Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
Print version ISSN 0034-7450
Both in everyday clinical practice and forensic settings, mental health professionals have to conduct interviews to obtain reliable and valid information in order to make decisions and take measures. However, sometimes, professionals are faced with subjects who may try to find some benefit from the interview by manipulating the data provided and deliberately deceiving the rater. Certain raters, given their experience and expertise, are able to detect these deceit markers or signs, but others are not. This paper offers a reviews of some key factors that may be helpful for those professionals who are confronted with information manipulation as well as mental disorders malingering.
Keywords : Antisocial personality disorder; conduct disorder; deception; lie detection; malingering.