The Diagnosis and Assessment of Depression, Mania, and Psychosis by Self-Report

Scott Wetzler, Douglas B. Marlowe

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We examined the usefulness of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the original and revised versions of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI and MCMM), and the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) for the diagnosis and assessment of depression, mania, and psychosis in a heterogeneous group of 272 psychiatric inpatients. We examined the following: diagnostic efficiency of single scales at specified cutoff scores for these conditions, multidimensional test profiles, MMPI high-point codes, and associated MCMI and MCMI-II personality disorders. The reported findings are discussed in terms of how these tests may and may not be used to answer particular assessment questions and what the self-report vantage contributes to the entire clinical assessment process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-31
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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