Assessment of depression: using the MMPI, Millon, and Millon-II.

S. Wetzler, D. B. Marlowe, W. C. Sanderson

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The analysis examined how the MMPI, original Millon, and Millon-II may be used for the assessment of clinical and personality characteristics of depressed patients. High-point code-type analysis of data from 133 depressed inpatients yielded seven MMPI personality profiles (incapacitated-depressive, intropunitive-depressive, caught psychopath, hysteroid-dysphoric, schizotypal-depressive, ruminative-depressive, and psychotic-depressive) and eight Millon personality profiles (avoidant-depressive, conforming-depressive, hostile-depressive, hysteroid-depressive, disenfranchised-depressive, guilty-depressive, passive aggressive-depressive, and anaclitic-depressive). These profiles reflect important similarities in the personalities of the tested depressed inpatients and differences among them as well. Our interpretive framework is speculative but offers a basis for clinical hypothesis generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-768
Number of pages14
JournalPsychological reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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