All for One and One for All: Mental Disorders in One Dimension

The American Journal of Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación:  6 april 2018


Autores: Avshalom Caspi, Ph.D., Terrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D.

Background: In both child and adult psychiatry, empirical evidence has now accrued to suggest that a single dimension is able to measure a person’s liability to mental disorder, comorbidity among disorders, persistence of disorders over time, and severity of symptoms. This single dimension of general psychopathology has been termed “p,” because it conceptually parallels a dimension already familiar to behavioral scientists and clinicians: the “g” factor of general intelligence.

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