There are myriad clinical variations that comprise this heterogeneous brain syndrome, including level of premorbid
functioning; acute vs gradual onset of psychosis; the type and severity of hallucinations or delusions; the dimensional spectrum of negative symptoms and cognitive impairments; the presence and intensity of suicidal or homicidal urges; and the type of medical and psychiatric comorbidities.
One aspect of neuropsychological assessment, the assessment of premorbid
functioning (PF), is of particular importance.
The current study also found that premorbid
extraversion was associated with an increased risk for later bipolar disorder.
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R) Information subtest was used as an approximation of premorbid
personality of the patient was also not contributory.
These results should be viewed in light of their retrospective and self-reported nature--neither of which : take into account either premorbid
cannabis use or age of illness onset as either predictors or moderators--but the data suggest a dose-response relationship between cannabis use and psychosis, according to the investigators.
state was characterized by depression, tobacco use, and alcohol use.
The following section initially describes premorbid
and disease-related psychosocial barriers commonly reported by the participants.
The Two stage model posits that schizophrenics with better premorbid
adjustment are more sociable and, therefore, more exposed to opportunities of substance abuse.
The clinical features predictive of an EEG abnormality, but not a change in diagnosis or management, included aggression, hallucinations and a premorbid
Postoperatively he made an uneventful recovery and was back to his premorbid
mobility at the 6-month review.
The primed PIR response existed in the absence of the influence of premorbid