An item response theory analysis of the DSM-IV borderline personality disorder criteria in a population-based sample of 11- to 12-year-old children.

@article{Michonski2013AnIR,
  title={An item response theory analysis of the DSM-IV borderline personality disorder criteria in a population-based sample of 11- to 12-year-old children.},
  author={Jared D Michonski and Carla Sharp and Lynne Steinberg and Mary C. Zanarini},
  journal={Personality disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={15-22}
}
Although a growing body of empirical literature provides some support for the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in youth, little is known about the internal structure of BPD and the performance of the individual diagnostic criteria, especially in younger samples. We used item response theory (IRT) methods to investigate the psychometric properties of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) BPD criteria in a large, population-based sample… CONTINUE READING

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