Malingering and the Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial

  • Naomi Goldstein
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 5)

Abstract

The defendant was quite remarkable. He looked perplexed and preoccupied. He informed me that he had been born on Mars and was two million years old. He said he was not under arrest and had never been in jail. “What’s jail,” he asked, insisting that the long rap sheet was someone else’s. He had altogether seven fingers and nine toes. And his horse had five legs.

Keywords

Fatigue Depression Dementia Schizophrenia Explosive 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Naomi Goldstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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