A comparison of psychiatric ratings with Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory scores

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The scores of 76 patients on the 9 categories of the Multiphasic Inventory were compared with psychiatrists' ratings of the patients on the same trends. Critical ratios show a significant relationship between ratings and test scores on Psychopathic trend, Paranoia, and Schizophrenia. The Multiphasic Inventory yields many “false positives” for Depression and Hypochondriasis, since it measures the patient's concern, without regard to physical basis or overt behavior. No significance is found for scores on Hysteria, Femininity, or Psychasthenia. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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