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Issues in the assessment of personality disorder and substance abuse using the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-II).

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Flynn, PM; McCann, JT; Fairbank, JA
Published in: J Clin Psychol
May 1995

Substance abuse treatment clients often present other severe mental health problems that affect treatment outcomes. Hence, screening and assessment for psychological distress and personality disorder are an important part of effective treatment, discharge, and aftercare planning. The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-II (MCMI-II) frequently is used for this purpose. In this paper, several issues of concern to MCMI-II users are addressed. These include the extent to which MCMI-II scales correspond to DSM-III-R disorders; overdiagnosis of disorders using the MCMI-II; accuracy of MCMI-II diagnostic cut-off scores; and the clinical utility of MCMI-II diagnostic algorithms. Approaches to addressing these issues are offered.

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J Clin Psychol

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ISSN

0021-9762

Publication Date

May 1995

Volume

51

Issue

3

Start / End Page

415 / 421

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Reference Values
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Personality Inventory
  • Personality Disorders
  • Personality Assessment
  • Humans
 

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Flynn, P. M., McCann, J. T., & Fairbank, J. A. (1995). Issues in the assessment of personality disorder and substance abuse using the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-II). J Clin Psychol, 51(3), 415–421. https://doi.org/10.1002/1097-4679(199505)51:3<415::aid-jclp2270510316>3.0.co;2-6
Flynn, P. M., J. T. McCann, and J. A. Fairbank. “Issues in the assessment of personality disorder and substance abuse using the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-II).J Clin Psychol 51, no. 3 (May 1995): 415–21. https://doi.org/10.1002/1097-4679(199505)51:3<415::aid-jclp2270510316>3.0.co;2-6.
Flynn, P. M., et al. “Issues in the assessment of personality disorder and substance abuse using the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-II).J Clin Psychol, vol. 51, no. 3, May 1995, pp. 415–21. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/1097-4679(199505)51:3<415::aid-jclp2270510316>3.0.co;2-6.
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Published In

J Clin Psychol

DOI

ISSN

0021-9762

Publication Date

May 1995

Volume

51

Issue

3

Start / End Page

415 / 421

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Reference Values
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Personality Inventory
  • Personality Disorders
  • Personality Assessment
  • Humans