Dr David Mulhall has been an expert witness in PTSD assessment cases for medico legal compensation claims; where expert testimony has played a key part in the outcome. This led him to develop accurate Psychological diagnostic tools.
STOP-D has been developed to reduce the incidence of exaggeration in case of claimed PTSD. The current paper based tests used by clinicians are not sufficiently accurate to provide a reliable measure of the severity of symptoms and therefore the amount of compensation to be awarded.
STOP-D uses a special scaling technique and algorithm to measure not just symptoms but the severity of symptoms. The scaling technique helps to detect inconsistency and any attempts to exaggerate claims.
In the medico-legal insurance claims sector this PTSD monitoring technique has proven to be highly regarded by courts.