A prototypical MMPI-2 configuration of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Giuseppe Femia, Andrea Gragnani, Teresa Cosentino, Mauro Giacomantonio, Federico Diano, Antonella Bernaudo, Valerio Pellegrini, Francesco Mancini: A prototypical MMPI-2 configuration of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In: Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 8, no. 3, 2020.

Abstract

Background: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is often measured through self-report questionnaires focused on measuring symptomatology (Y-BOCS, OCI-R, and PI). The scientific literature identifies the Pt scale as a distinctive marker, but does not report data related to a specific OCD profile of the MMPI-2 test. Therefore, based on some clinical considerations and preliminary investigations, the following study aims to identify a specific MMPI-OCD configuration marked by the presence of significant indicators able to describe its psychological functioning and its key features in cognitive, emotional and affective terms.
Method: In order to explore the expected relationships, 395 participants were involved (average age: 34.20 years) and evaluated through the MMPI-2 test and the Yale-Brown interview.
Results: MANOVA, Multiple Linear Regression Analysis and Discriminant Function Analysis confirm that the OCD is marked by the recurrence of three elevated clinical scales (Pt, D, Sc). Hyper-prudential reasoning and some reasoning bias, typically employed by these subjects, could justify such results.
Conclusions: This specific configuration could therefore support the clinician during the assessment phases and lead him to identify – as well as differentiate – his characteristics from those of other psychological disorders, thus stimulating him to deepen during the interpretation of the results.

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@article{Femia2020,
title = {A prototypical MMPI-2 configuration of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder},
author = {Giuseppe Femia and Andrea Gragnani and Teresa Cosentino and Mauro Giacomantonio and Federico Diano and Antonella Bernaudo and Valerio Pellegrini and Francesco Mancini},
editor = {Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology
},
url = {https://apc.it/2020-a-prototypical-mmpi2-configuration-of-ocd/},
doi = {https://doi.org/10.6092/2282-1619/mjcp-2554},
year  = {2020},
date = {2020-12-19},
journal = {Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology},
volume = {8},
number = {3},
abstract = {Background: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is often measured through self-report questionnaires focused on measuring symptomatology (Y-BOCS, OCI-R, and PI). The scientific literature identifies the Pt scale as a distinctive marker, but does not report data related to a specific OCD profile of the MMPI-2 test. Therefore, based on some clinical considerations and preliminary investigations, the following study aims to identify a specific MMPI-OCD configuration marked by the presence of significant indicators able to describe its psychological functioning and its key features in cognitive, emotional and affective terms.
Method: In order to explore the expected relationships, 395 participants were involved (average age: 34.20 years) and evaluated through the MMPI-2 test and the Yale-Brown interview.
Results: MANOVA, Multiple Linear Regression Analysis and Discriminant Function Analysis confirm that the OCD is marked by the recurrence of three elevated clinical scales (Pt, D, Sc). Hyper-prudential reasoning and some reasoning bias, typically employed by these subjects, could justify such results.
Conclusions: This specific configuration could therefore support the clinician during the assessment phases and lead him to identify – as well as differentiate – his characteristics from those of other psychological disorders, thus stimulating him to deepen during the interpretation of the results.
},
keywords = {Differential diagnosis; HPC configuration; MMPI-2; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Psychological assessment},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {article}
}