Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M–FAST)

The Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M–FAST) is a screening measure for the detection of feigned, or malingered, mental illness. The M–FAST may be used in psychological evaluations of an adult who might be attempting to fake a psychiatric disorder. Because of the reported prevalence of malingering and difficulty of accurate detection through clinical judgment, many researchers and clinicians have suggested routine formal assessment of malingering in most evaluations. Although there are other, more lengthy, assessment measures for malingering detection, the M–FAST was developed to provide the evaluator with a brief screening tool.

Psychologists are often asked to provide an evaluation of criminal defendants to determine if they are competent to stand trial (CST) or to evaluate defendants pleading not guilty by reason of insanity ...

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