MMPI-2 profiles: Fibromyalgia patients compared to epileptic and non-epileptic seizure patients

Amy L. Johnson, Daniel Storzbach, Laurence M. Binder, André Barkhuizen, W. Kent Anger, Martin C. Salinsky, Saw Myo Tun, Diane S. Rohlman

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Abstract

We compared MMPI-2 profiles of Gulf War veterans with fibromyalgia (FM) to epileptic seizure (ES) patients, psychogenic non-epileptic seizure (PNES) patients, and Gulf War veteran healthy controls. Both PNES and FM are medically unexplained conditions. In previous MMPI-2 research PNES patients were shown to have significantly higher Hs and Hy clinical scales than ES patients. In the present research the FM group had significantly higher Hs and Hy scale scores than both the ES group and the healthy control group. There was no significant difference between the FM and PNES Hs scale scores; however, the FM Hy scale score was significantly lower than the PNES Hy scale score. Present findings indicate a high level of psychological distress in the FM group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-234
Number of pages15
JournalClinical Neuropsychologist
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Fibromyalgia
  • MMPI-2
  • Veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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