A taxometric study of borderline personality disorder
L Rothschild, C Cleland, N Haslam, M Zimmerman
JOURNAL OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2003
Taxometric methodology was used to determine whether borderline personality disorder (BPD) represents a taxon that is categorically distinct from normal personality or whether it falls on a dimensional continuum with normality. Two taxometric procedures were used with a sample of 1,389 outpatients assessed for BPD symptoms by semistructured interview. The procedures indicated that BPD does not represent a latent category. Implications are drawn for the conceptualization and etiology of BPD, and for the categorical versus dimensional status of personality disorders in general.
Awarded by NIMH NIH HHS
Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH