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ERIC Number: ED426334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 13
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Use of the MMPI and MMPI-2 with Persons with Bulimia.
Geslak, Lisa
The use of the MMPI and MMPI-2 to assist in the understanding of individuals with bulimia nervosa is examined. DSM-IV criteria for diagnosis of bulimia nervosa are reviewed. It is also important to understand the personality variables or psychological correlates associated with this disorder. The structure and history of the MMPI and MMPI-2 are briefly reviewed; findings from studies using MMPI and MMPI-2 are discussed; and the information these tests provide about individuals with bulimia nervosa is presented. Personality variables and psychological correlates associated with bulimia nervosa are examined and their relation to particular MMPI-2 scales is considered. Implications for potential prevention and intervention strategies are discussed. Although the use of the MMPI-2 does not provide clear cut answers or completely consistent profiles of individuals with bulimia, the test may help in putting together general personality characteristics common to individuals with bulimia and in understanding basic commonalties among individuals with bulimia. The specific variables underlying a particular person's struggle with bulimia may become more apparent when test data is considered in conjunction with data from the clinical interview. Further research with MMPI-2 may help to identify persons at-risk for bulimia nervosa. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory