A general psychopathology factor in early adolescence.

  title={A general psychopathology factor in early adolescence.},
  author={Praveetha Patalay and Peter Fonagy and Jessica Deighton and Jay Belsky and Panos Vostanis and Miranda Wolpert},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={207 1},
BACKGROUND Recently, a general psychopathology dimension reflecting common aspects among disorders has been identified in adults. This has not yet been considered in children and adolescents, where the focus has been on externalising and internalising dimensions. AIMS To examine the existence, correlates and predictive value of a general psychopathology dimension in young people. METHOD Alternative factor models were estimated using self-reports of symptoms in a large community-based sample… CONTINUE READING
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