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.