The MCMI and DSM-III: A Brief Rejoinder to Millon (1985)

Thomas A. Widiger, Janet B.W. Williams, Robert L. Spitzer, Allen Frances

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Millon (1985) presented eight criticisms of the article by Widiger, Williams, Spitzer, and Frances (1985) on the MCMI as a measure of DSM-III. This article is a brief rejoinder. The major point we wish to make is that one should be cautious in interpreting the MCMI as a measure of DSM-III disorders because there has not yet been any research published on the relationship between the MCMI and DSM-III. We believe this position has not been refuted by Millon's critique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-207
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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