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How can you tell if someone is faking a headache?
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In brief: Malingering
Malingering is intentional deceptive behavior. There is an external/secondary gain present as the main motivation for the behavior. To tell if the headache is fake-a noticable difference between the level of distress/disability claimed by the individual compared to information obtained "objectively" through observation/task performance ability over a specific time period.

In brief: Malingering
Malingering is intentional deceptive behavior. There is an external/secondary gain present as the main motivation for the behavior. To tell if the headache is fake-a noticable difference between the level of distress/disability claimed by the individual compared to information obtained "objectively" through observation/task performance ability over a specific time period.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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