Validity of mmpi profiles with chemically dependent adolescents

Joseph H. Evans, Julian J. Fabry, Mary Ellen Sternitzke, Robert A. Bischoff

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One, if not the most, frequently used measure of personality variables with drug and alcohol dependent adolescents is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). The MMPI is commonly used as a diagnostic indicator of chemical dependency using the MacAndrews subscale and as a screening device for psychopathology with youngsters admitted for drug and alcohol treatment. Most often, the MMPI is administered to adolescents immediately upon admission to a treatment program or, minimally, within the first 72 hours following admission. This study reviewed the applicability of MMPI usage with newly admitted chemically dependent adolescents to a treatment program examining the MMPI validation scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-22
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Adolescent Chemical Dependency
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Education
  • Social Psychology

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