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On the memory and malingering test OKMH220211

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On the memory and malingering test what are the scores to show pass or not pass? Eg. 25 below equals malingering, 45 equals normal person? Is it possible for persons to be in a state of pyschosis during the test (person was hearing distracting voices) and had concentration/memory problems from major depression to get only 12 of 50 right on the test and not be malingering.

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Bill : Can you specify which test for Malingering you took ? I.E . The name of the test you are referring to?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I will try to find out the name of the test as you asked. It may take a day to do so.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I will try to find out the name of the test as you asked. It may take me a day.

Hi John-

My guess is that this was the TOMM Memory and Malingering test.....Does that sound familiar?

If so- the following table provides detail as to scoring:

Summary of individual TOMM performance

Trial 1
Trial 2

45–50 (passa)202132032020520
Below cutoffb (33–44)017020000
Chance (18–33)0100070080
Below chancec (≤17)070080070
Studies have shown that there should be no difference in test results when given to people that are psychotic:

See link:

As in the above link:
" findings indicate that cognitive impairment associated with psychosis generally does not negatively impair TOMM performance to such a level that would produce a false positive on the TOMM."

Score of 12 would indicated below chance for Malingering Or a Respose Bias.

If you have further questions- feel free to ask.

Kindest regards, Bill

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