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Table 5 Correlations between AMPD-defined BPD criteria

From: Borderline personality disorder diagnosis in a new key

BPD Criteria One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine
Criterion 1 (avoidance of abandonment) 1
Criterion 2 (unstable relationships) .85 1
Criterion 3 (identity disturbance) 0.58 0.61 1
Criterion 4 (impulsivity) 0.35 0.36 0.48 1
Criterion 5 (recurrent suicidal behavior) 0.59 0.56 0.70 0.71 1
Criterion 6 (affective instability) 0.66 0.65 0.73 0.48 0.77 1
Criterion 7 (chronic emptiness) 0.29 0.29 0.71 0.17 0.72 0.55 1
Criterion 8 (intense anger) 0.57 0.81 0.59 0.67 0.61 0.62 0.23 1
Criterion 9 (paranoia/dissociative symptoms) 0.43 0.51 0.74 0.17 0.34 0.49 0.49 .48 1
  1. BPD = borderline personality disorder. r = .43 significant at .05; r = .48 significant at .01