"Dr. Ford integrates his vast material to produce a coherent view on the intrapsychic functions of deceit, especially the regulation of self-esteem, and to delineate the complex interrelation of lying and self-deception. He has succeeded in a wonderful task: writing a book that provides fascinating and practical insights for the psychiatrist, as well as a scholarly work that will appeal to any intelligent reader interested in the subject."-- "Washington Psychiatry"
About the Author
Charles V. Ford, M.D., is Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, at the School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author or co-author of five books and approximately 100 published papers and invited chapters that focus primarily on issues of illness behavior, psychotherapy, the interface between medicine and psychiatry, and disease simulation. His scientific interest in deception began as a result of his contact with psychiatric and medical patients diagnosed as compulsive liars. Through his work he learned what little scientific information there was on the subject.