Symptom Validity Tests

In keeping with best clinical practices, documentation should reflect a multimethod evaluation. In most cases, this should include an assessment of symptom validity, such as a discussion and interpretation of the consistency and inconsistency of symptoms and performance; results from specific, well-validated symptom validity tests; or discussion of forced-choice tests.

For example, a discussion of performance could include an explanation of inconsistent data on different neurocognitive and psychological tests, performance patterns, observed behaviors, and embedded validity indicators.

In every case, we recommend using the most current version of a test.

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