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In his article on the structure of common mental disorders, Krueger1 reports on the analysis of comorbidity data obtained
in a sample of 8098 noninstitutionalized US civilians in the National Comorbidity
Survey. The analysis is carried out using confirmatory factor analysis. The
confirmatory factor analysis yields a 3-factor model that accounts reasonably
well for the obtained covariance between several mental disorders. This leads
Krueger to conclude that "The results offer a novel perspective on comorbidity,
suggesting that comorbidity results from common, underlying core psychopathological
Borsboom D. The Structure of the DSM. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2002;59(6):569–570. doi:
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