Patterns of covariation of DSM-IV personality disorders in a mixed psychiatric sample.

@article{Fossati2000PatternsOC,
  title={Patterns of covariation of DSM-IV personality disorders in a mixed psychiatric sample.},
  author={Andrea Fossati and Cesare Maffei and Maria Bagnato and Marco Battaglia and Deborah Donati and Michela Donini and Monica Fiorilli and Liliana Novella and Federico Prolo},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          206-15
        }
}
The covariation patterns of DSM-IV personality disorders (PDs) were studied in 431 consecutively admitted psychiatric patients. The co-occurrence rate was greater than 50% for all DSM-IV PDs. Both bivariate association tests and loglinear models showed distinct significant covariation patterns among PDs which were stable across confounder strata. DSM-IV PD clusters were not replicated, with the exception of cluster A. Principal-component analysis (PCA) showed the presence of 3 latent dimensions… CONTINUE READING
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