The purpose of the present work was to provide an examination of the three major VA adjudication classifications (posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD], psychotic, and neurotic) through objective psychological testing.
During routine follow-up compensation and pension evaluations, 143 patients were given the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory II (MCMI-II).
Additionally, their current disability diagnoses as well as their current percentage of disability were coded.
Discriminant function analysis revealed that the pivotal discriminatory variables were alcohol abuse for the PTSD patients, thought disorder for the psychotics, and anxiety for the neurotics.
This is remarkably consistent with general clinical expectations.
This should allow for more specific use of the MCMI-II in compensation and pension examinations by Department of Veterans'Affairs psychologists.
Mots-clés Pascal : Classification, Complication, Homme, Exploration clinique, Etude multicentrique, Ancien combattant, Compensation, Armée, Millon, Psychopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Classification, Complication, Human, Clinical investigation, Multicenter study, Veteran, Compensation, Army, Psychopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0584136
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.