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Table 6 PCA of BPD criteria in AMPD Metric

From: Borderline personality disorder diagnosis in a new key

BPD Criteria Component 1 (Dyscontrol - Acting Out) Component 2 (Self Identity Disturbance)
Criterion 1 (avoidance of abandonment) .79 .49
Criterion 2 (unstable relationships) .85 .49
Criterion 3 (identity disturbance) .68 .89
Criterion 4 (impulsivity) .77 .18
Criterion 5 (recurrent suicidal behavior) .80 .62
Criterion 6 (affective instability) .77 .70
Criterion 7 (chronic emptiness) .31 .89
Criterion 8 (intense anger) .90 .38
Criterion 9 (paranoia/dissociative symptoms) .43 .78
  1. Bolded items are considered key markers for the given component. An oblimin rotation was used. PCA = principal components analysis, BPD = borderline personality disorder