The General Factor of Psychopathology.

  title={The General Factor of Psychopathology.},
  author={Gregory T. Smith and Emily A. Atkinson and Heather A Davis and Elizabeth N. Riley and Joshua R. Oltmanns},
  journal={Annual review of clinical psychology},
An important advance in understanding and defining mental disorders has been the development of empirical approaches to mapping dimensions of dysfunction and their interrelatedness. Such empirical approaches have consistently observed intercorrelations among the many forms of psychopathology, leading to the identification of a general factor of psychopathology (the p factor). In this article, we review empirical support for p, including evidence for the stability and criterion validity of p… 

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