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Research Article

MMPI-2: Cluster Analysis of Personality Profiles in Perinatal Depression—Preliminary Evidence

Table 3

MMPI-2 content scales: mean -scores and standard deviations of three groups compared.

Psychasthenic typeDefensive type Dysphoric typeSig.
M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)

ANX Anxiety66.24 (2.60)a56.56 (2.68)b69.67 (4.37)a4.83**
FRSFears53.41 (2.40)a52.19 (2.48)a63.83 (4.05)b3.20*
OBSObsessiveness59.53 (1.89)a47.81 (1.94)b59.33 (3.17)a10.63**
DEPDepression61.94 (2.13)a50.69 (2.19)b61.67 (3.58)a7.66**
HEAHealth concern56.88 (2.21)a55.63 (2.28)a73.17 (3.72)b8.81**
BIZBizarre mentation49.94 (2.06)a50.06 (2.12)a60.50 (3.47)b3.88*
ANGAnger51.41 (2.47)a55.06 (2.54)a63.67 (4.15)b3.23*
CYNCynicism52.94 (2.27)54.38 (2.34)51.67 (3.82)0.21ns
ASPAntisocial practices49.82 (2.83)50.38 (2.91)50.83 (4.76)0.02ns
TPA Type A50.47 (2.13)53.19 (2.20)53.00 (3.59)0.44ns
LSELow self-esteem59.12 (2.22)a47.19 (2.29)b60.33 (3.74)a8.48**
SOD Social discomfort60.65 (2.31)a43.31 (2.39)b52.83 (3.90)a13.62**
FAM Family problems55.12 (2.49)51.31 (2.56)58.67 (4.19)1.27ns
WRK Work interference63.41 (1.95)a49.13 (2.01)b65.17 (3.29)a15.92**
TRTNegative treatment indicators57.94 (2.12)a49.69 (2.19)b61.17 (3.57)a5.41**

Note: ns indicated a not significant -test. * indicated a statistically significant -test (). ** indicated a statistically significant -test (). Duncan post hoc tests were carried out where appropriate. The same letters in superscript following values indicated no significant between-group difference. Different letters indicated statistical significance ().

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