Refining the borderline personality disorder phenotype through finite mixture modeling: implications for classification.

  title={Refining the borderline personality disorder phenotype through finite mixture modeling: implications for classification.},
  author={Mark F. Lenzenweger and John F. Clarkin and Frank E. Yeomans and Otto Kernberg and Kenneth N. Levy},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  volume={22 4},
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by considerable heterogeneity. Prior approaches to resolving heterogeneity in BPD pathology have used factor and cluster analytic as well as latent class analysis strategies. These prior studies have been atheoretical in nature, but provide an initial empirical corpus for further sub-typing efforts in BPD. A model-based taxonomy for BPD that is supported by evidence from an advanced statistical methodology would enhance investigations of… CONTINUE READING

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