The use of the MCMI in the personality assessment of head-injured adults.

Abstract

MCMI (Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory) profiles of 79 head-injured patients were compared with self-report of personality change following head injury. Mean MCMI scale scores were highest on Scales D (Dysthymia), A (Anxiety), 6 (Antisocial), H (Somatoform), 5 (Narcissistic) and 7 (Compulsive). Taking only high-point codes above an adjusted base-rate score of 75, the sample showed most frequent elevations on A (Anxiety), D (Dysthymia), H (Somatoform), 5 (Narcissistic), 6 (Antisocial-Aggressive) and 8 (Passive-Aggressive), in order of cumulative frequency. Personality trait scales and clinical scales were compared with self-report of personality changes. Elevated personality trait scales correlated with self-reports of dysfunction and so did clinical scale elevations. There was no relationship between the number of elevated scales and severity of head injury, nor between the number of elevated scales and interval after head injury.

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@article{Tuokko1991TheUO, title={The use of the MCMI in the personality assessment of head-injured adults.}, author={Holly Tuokko and R Vernon-Wilkinson and Edward Robinson}, journal={Brain injury}, year={1991}, volume={5 3}, pages={287-93} }