Interrelationship Between MMPI-2 and Rorschach Variables in a Sample of Vietnam Veterans with PTSD

B. Christopher Frueh, J. Patrick Leverett, Bill N. Kinder

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We examined interrelationships between theoretically related MMPI-2 and Rorschach variables in a sample of Veterans Affairs outpatients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Subjects were 20 White Vietnam combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD who completed the Rorschach and MMPI-2 as part of a comprehensive evaluation. Correlations were calculated for variables in three groups: validity, depression and anxiety, and thought disturbance. Results showed strong relationships between m, MOR, and the Dramatic special score of the Rorschach and MMPI-2 indices of distress. Positive relationships were also found for some indicators of thought disturbance, whereas correlations for other depressive indicators were not significant. Findings are discussed with regard to implications for the clinical assessment of combat-related PTSD and future directions for assessment research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-318
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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