Accession Number:

ADA037319

Title:

Disposition and Organizational Effectiveness of Personality Disorders in a Military Setting

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

In an attempt to define clinical characteristics of the personality disorder who functions in the Navy, two groups of Navy enlisted personality disorders were analyzed. MMPI profiles for one group showed that statement of pathology for these individuals were virtually indistinguishable from the responses of schizophrenics. The Cornell Medical Index a self-evaluation of physical and emotional problems was administered to another group of personality disorders. Their patterns of responses were such that determination of which patients were severely disturbed and which were merely responding in a way that might lead to getting out of the service could not be conclusive. Clearer definitions of the relationship between patients symptoms and effective performance are necessary to assist clinical decisions if the Navy is to be served and Navy personnel is to benefit.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE