The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory ( Mcmi ) Essay

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Introduction

The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) is a psychological tool that provides a measure of 24 (scales) and clinical conditions for adults that are being psychologically, or psychiatrically assessed, or treated. There are 14 Clinical Personality arranged scales: Schizoid, Avoidant, Depressive (Melancholic), Dependent, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Antisocial, Sadistic, Compulsive, Negativistic, and Masochistic; three Severe Personality Pathology scales: Schizotypal, Borderline, and Paranoid; 7 Clinical Syndrome Scales: Anxiety, Somatoform, Bipolar (Manic), Dysthymia, Alcohol Dependence, Drug Dependence, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; three Severe Clinical Syndrome scales: Thought Disorder, Major Depression, and Delusional Disorder; 3 Modifying Indexes and a Validity scale. The personality scales are aligned with the personality disorders of the DSM-III-R and DSM-IV. They are grouped into two levels of severity, the Clinical Personality Patterns scales and Severe Personality Scales. The Axis I scales represent clinical conditions frequently seen in clinical settings. They are also grouped into two levels of severity, the Clinical Syndromes scales and the Severe Syndrome Scales. The three Modifying Indexes - Disclosure, Desirability, and Debasement - evaluate feedback tendency that are connected with particular personality patterns or Axis I conditions (Millon, Davis, Millon, & Grossman, n.d.).
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