Is antisocial personality disorder continuous or categorical? A taxometric analysis.

@article{Marcus2006IsAP,
  title={Is antisocial personality disorder continuous or categorical? A taxometric analysis.},
  author={David K. Marcus and Scott O Lilienfeld and John F Edens and Norman G. Poythress},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={
          1571-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although the DSM-IV-TR is organized into discrete disorders, the question of whether a given disorder possesses a dimensional or a categorical latent structure is an empirical one that can be examined using taxometric methods. The objective of this study was to ascertain the latent structure of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). METHOD Participants were 1146 male offenders incarcerated in state prisons (n=569), or court-ordered to residential drug treatment (n=577… CONTINUE READING

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