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What is the purpose of an mmpi? And how do you interprit the results?

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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: MMPI

The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale.
This can help to determine if the patient is faking or manipulating in their stance towards the testing. In addition the mmpi is validated with 100's of thousands of patients worldwide. Certain profile scores can help detect challenging personality types like borderline, i.e., "gull wing" scatter.

In brief: MMPI

The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale.
This can help to determine if the patient is faking or manipulating in their stance towards the testing. In addition the mmpi is validated with 100's of thousands of patients worldwide. Certain profile scores can help detect challenging personality types like borderline, i.e., "gull wing" scatter.
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Psychological test

The minnesota multiphasic personality inventory test, mmpi, is administered & interpreted by trained psychologists & looks at 10 different scales representing specific areas of function in adults and adolescents ( separate tests, both groups ).
It's used to identify problems that could be classed as disorders based on scores from answers given. Often used as adjuncts to school and psych. Evals.

In brief: Psychological test

The minnesota multiphasic personality inventory test, mmpi, is administered & interpreted by trained psychologists & looks at 10 different scales representing specific areas of function in adults and adolescents ( separate tests, both groups ).
It's used to identify problems that could be classed as disorders based on scores from answers given. Often used as adjuncts to school and psych. Evals.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: MMPI

The minnesota multiphasic personality inventory ( mmpi) has scales for several personality traits + a lie and a fake scale.
Use of the mmpi can assist in the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder including personality disorders.

In brief: MMPI

The minnesota multiphasic personality inventory ( mmpi) has scales for several personality traits + a lie and a fake scale.
Use of the mmpi can assist in the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder including personality disorders.
Dr. John Moranville
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