General distress, hopelessness-suicidal ideation and worrying in adolescence: concurrent and predictive validity of a symptom-level bifactor model for clinical diagnoses

J. Brodbeck (Lead / Corresponding author), I. M. Goodyer (Lead / Corresponding author), R. A. Abbott, V. J. Dunn, M. C. St Clair, M. Owens, P. B. Jones, T. J. Croudace

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Clinical disorders often share common symptoms and aetiological factors. Bifactor models acknowledge the role of an underlying general distress component and more specific sub-domains of psychopathology which specify the unique components of disorders over and above a general factor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-305
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Early online date5 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014



  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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