MMPI-2 clinical scale differences between dysthymia and major depression.

@article{Klonsky2000MMPI2CS,
  title={MMPI-2 clinical scale differences between dysthymia and major depression.},
  author={Elisha David Klonsky and A D Bertelson},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={143-9}
}
Though dysthymia is considered less severe and more chronic than major depressive disorder, it is unclear whether the two disorders are truly different. In this study, MMPI-2 scales of 21 patients with dysthymia and 30 patients with major depressive disorder were compared. The average scores on Scales 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8 were in the clinical range for both groups. However, sizable differences between the two groups were found for Scale 1 and Scale 3. Smaller but reliable differences were found… CONTINUE READING