Simulating Normal Mmpi Profiles As A Favourable Prognostic Sign In Schizophrenia

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An attempt was made to assess the validity of simulating normal MMPI profiles as a prognostic sign in schizophrenia. A reliable and valid system was used to establish the criterion diagnosis of schizophrenia through the use of a standardized structured interview and a diagnostic system based on the use of discriminant function analysis with non‐pathognomonic symptom combination. Outcome criteria used included a variety of measures of schizophrenic thought disorder. The results indicated that the ability to simulate a normal MMPI profile upon request is a favourable prognostic sign. Weaknesses of the study are discussed. 1983 Australian Psychological Society

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Newmark, CS; Gentry, L; Whitt, JK; McKee, DC; Wicker, C

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 433 - 444

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1742-9536

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-9530

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00049538308258754

Citation Source

  • Scopus