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MMPI-2 F scale elevations in adult victims of child sexual abuse

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Recently I was told that the MMPI-2 that I took was invalid or unable to be interpretered. I felt as if I had been told I was not being honest on the test. Then I found this article and I feel a little bit better, as if this could actually be a failing of the test and not me. This is what some researches had to say.

The present study assessed whether the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) F scale elevations may reflect genuine trauma-related distress and/or psychopathology, rather than malingering, in a clinical sample of adult child sexual abuse (CSA) victims. Eighty-eight women seeking outpatient treatment for CSA after-effects participated. Self-report measures of dissociation, posttraumatic stress, depression, and family environment individually correlated significantly with F, and collectively accounted for 40% of its variance. Dissociation was the strongest predictor. Findings suggest that high F
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