premorbid personality


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premorbid personality

[-môr′bid]
a personality characterized by early signs or symptoms of a mental disorder. The specific defects may indicate whether the condition will progress to schizophrenia, a bipolar disorder, or another type of condition.
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Premorbid personality of the patient was also not contributory.
Our hypothesis generally aimed to compare premorbid PDs in schizophrenic patients either with or without substance use disorder (SUD) and examine the effect of premorbid personality types on clinical outcomes.
Solano and De Chavez (2000) found that 85% of the schizophrenia patients they studied had a premorbid personality disorder and similar results were obtained by Cuesta, Peralta, and Zarzuela (2001).
In his debut formation and development the drug addiction manifests itself in the syndromal level and is largely determined by premorbid personality characteristics of the patient.
The discussion refers to social support at different levels and stages of treatment, pain management in the burn unit and the neglect and importance of a successful protocol, the location of the burn injury and premorbid personality and social functioning.
The posttraumatic psychiatric sequelae of TBI vary with the severity and location of the initial injury, the phase of recovery, the premorbid personality of the child, and the psychosocial environment.
In the second study, investigators used data collected from the Swedish Twin Registry, a prospective study of over 19,000 patients, to examine premorbid personality factors and stress as predictors of a range of chronic fatigue disorders.
A premorbid personality in PD patients has been described in several studies (Paulson and Dadmehr 1991; Todes and Lees 1985).
Premorbid personality of depressive, bipolar, and schizophrenic patients with special references to suicidal issues.
It was concluded that the anxiety and stress of ongoing hemodialysis overrides premorbid personality traits, making prediction of compliance unpredictable.
Angst and Clayton (1986) reported similar results with regard to premorbid personality traits among bipolar subjects.