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Selected MMPI-2 scales for identifying women with a history of sexual abuse.
The Journal of Mental and Nervous Disease (1995)
  • Evan D Parks, Liberty University
Abstract

Studies with adults who have experienced early childhood sexual trauma suggest the presence of frequent long-term mental and physical sequelae. While the symptom profiles vary due to a number of moderating factors, the preponderance of evidence indicates that a significant level of distress and dysfunction is experienced by abused individuals. It is this increase in psychopathology that may be useful in correctly identifying patients who may be suspect for previous early trauma. In this study, selected Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) scales were use for identifying women with a history of sexual abuse.

Keywords
  • MMPI-2,
  • Trauma,
  • Sexual Abuse
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter January 1, 1995
Citation Information
Evan D Parks. "Selected MMPI-2 scales for identifying women with a history of sexual abuse." The Journal of Mental and Nervous Disease Vol. 183 Iss. 1 (1995)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/evan_parks/4/