Temporal coherence of criteria for four personality disorders.
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This study sought to investigate the coherence of changes observed in diagnostic criteria for borderline, schizotypal, obsessive-compulsive, and avoidant personality disorders. Five hundred, forty-nine patients were independently evaluated 2 years apart, and correlations of observed changes in each diagnostic criterion with changes in other criteria were examined to determine if there was within-syndrome consistency in these changes. The observed changes in criteria were consistent within syndrome (median alpha = 0.72 across 4 disorders), and reasonably specific to that syndrome relative to the other disorders. The results support the validity of these criterion sets as representing coherent syndromes.
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Morey, L. C., Skodol, A. E., Grilo, C. M., Sanislow, C. A., Zanarini, M. C., Shea, M. T., Gunderson, J. G., & McGlashan, T. H.
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Morey, Leslie C||Skodol, Andrew E||Grilo, Carlos M||Sanislow, Charles A||Zanarini, Mary C||Shea, M Tracie||Gunderson, John G||McGlashan, Thomas H