Personality Profiles of Veterans Entering Treatment for Domestic Violence
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The purpose of this study was to reveal the typical personality profiles of veterans who have been perpetrators of domestic violence. Cluster analysis revealed that the MCMI-II profiles of 183 veterans entering treatment for domestic violence at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center fell into three clusters. These clusters were labeled Subclinical Narcissism, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and High General Psychopathology/ Substance Dependence. The typical MCMI-II profile for each cluster is discussed in terms how it might be associated with domestic violence. As this typology enables a fuller understanding of veterans who have been perpetrators of domestic violence, it can provide useful information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
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Journal of Family Violence
Volume 12, Issue 3 , pp 259-274
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- domestic violence
- personality profiles
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- 1. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
- 2. Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 80210
- 3. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado