Compensation Neurosis: A Too Quickly Forgotten Concept?
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law
EXCESSIVE COGNITIVE SYMPTOMS; TRAUMATIC BRAIN-INJURY; ACCIDENT NEUROSIS; HEAD-INJURY; COGNIFORM CONDITION; PROPOSED DIAGNOSES; QUANTITATIVE EEG; BASE RATES; DISORDER; PTSD; Law; Psychiatry
There has been great debate concerning the existence and meaning of compensation neurosis. It is included in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 and -10 but not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). On the eve of publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), we re-examine the history and concept of compensation neurosis and conceptually update the condition to reflect current psychiatric thought. We consider its utility as a diagnostic entity for forensic evaluations and its components as they relate to exaggeration in injury claims. We also discuss how compensation neurosis differs from malingering and factitious disorder.
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
"Compensation Neurosis: A Too Quickly Forgotten Concept?" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2706.