Purpose: Screen for malingered psychopathology and cognitive symptoms
Age: 18-99 years
Time: 10-15 minutes
Administration: Individual or group
The Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS) is a 75-item, true/false screening instrument that assesses for both malingered psychopathology and neuropsychological symptoms.
The SIMS provides five scale domains—Psychosis, Low Intelligence, Neurologic Impairment, Affective Disorders, and Amnestic Disorders—as well as an overall score for probable malingering.
The SIMS is an excellent tool for forensic clinicians working with competency and Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) evaluations, forensic researchers, and clinicians who evaluate disability and workers' compensation issues.