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Personality subtypes in adolescents with panic disorder.
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PMID:  21212085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study examined personality subtypes of adolescents diagnosed with Panic Disorder (PD). As part of an NIMH-funded study of adolescent personality and its relation to psychopathology, randomly selected experienced licensed psychologists and psychiatrists used a Q-sort instrument to describe adolescents in their care, of whom 57 had been diagnosed with PD. Q-factor analysis yielded three personality subtypes: High Functioning/Dysphoric, Emotionally Dysregulated, and Avoidant. The subtypes differed on axis I and II pathology, adaptive functioning, and developmental and family history variables. Personality constellations showed substantial incremental validity in predicting adaptive functioning above and beyond DSM-IV axis I diagnoses. The results resemble subtypes recently identified in adults and suggest that adolescents who present with panic symptoms are a heterogeneous group, whose personality needs to be considered in understanding and helping them clinically.
Abigail D Powers; Drew Westen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical child psychology and psychiatry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1461-7021     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9604507     Medline TA:  Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Washington Universiity in St Louis.
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