Confabulation and Mental Health: A Beginner’s Guide

Deb Huntley, Jerrod Brown, Cameron R. Wiley

Abstract


The client-clinician relationship is largely based on the quality and quantity of information shared between each party.  A proper assessment and course of treatment depends on the accuracy of the collected and shared information.  Clients may confabulate (e.g., unknowingly report inaccurate or completely dishonest memories and information without the intent to deceive).  Confabulation can result from mental health disorders, substance dependence, or other cognitive deficiencies.  A deeper understanding of confabulation and other forms of falsification are critical to effectively diagnose and treat clients with such deficits.

 

Keywords: confabulation, mental health, psychological disorders, psychopathology

 

 


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