Aging and the structure and long-term stability of the internalizing spectrum of personality and psychopathology.

@article{Eaton2011AgingAT,
  title={Aging and the structure and long-term stability of the internalizing spectrum of personality and psychopathology.},
  author={Nicholas R. Eaton and Robert F Krueger and Thomas F. Oltmanns},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={987-93}
}
Structural psychopathology research has identified two broad factors--internalizing and externalizing--that account for comorbidity among many common mental disorders. Evaluating the utility of these factors for nosology, research, and treatment entails expanding beyond a cross-sectional understanding to how these factors evolve over time. We tested factorial invariance of internalizing in three age cohort groups--35 years and under (n = 1,729), 36-50 years (n = 2,719), and over 50 years (n = 2… CONTINUE READING