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J Clin Psychol. 1989 Jan;45(1):76-9.

Psychometric detection of fabricated symptoms of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder: a systematic replication.

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Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders, University of Albany, State University of New York 12203.


Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (n = 11) and two other groups of Vietnam veterans (n = 24) instructed to fabricate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder completed the MMPI. A discriminant function analysis that used scale F and the post-traumatic stress disorder subscale correctly classified 91% of the subjects. This systematic replication supports the utility of the MMPI as a component in evaluating the validity of self-reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in Vietnam veterans.

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