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Table 5 Correlations between AMPD-defined BPD criteria

From: Borderline personality disorder diagnosis in a new key

BPD CriteriaOneTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNine
Criterion 1 (avoidance of abandonment)1
Criterion 2 (unstable relationships).851
Criterion 3 (identity disturbance)0.580.611
Criterion 4 (impulsivity)0.350.360.481
Criterion 5 (recurrent suicidal behavior)0.590.560.700.711
Criterion 6 (affective instability)0.660.650.730.480.771
Criterion 7 (chronic emptiness)0.290.290.710.170.720.551
Criterion 8 (intense anger)0.570.810.590.670.610.620.231
Criterion 9 (paranoia/dissociative symptoms)0.430.510.740.170.340.490.49.481
  1. BPD = borderline personality disorder. r = .43 significant at .05; r = .48 significant at .01