PMID: 9657422Jul 10, 1998Paper

Premorbid personality traits of patients with organic (ICD-10 F0), schizophrenic (F2), mood (F3), and neurotic (F4) disorders according to the five-factor model of personality

Psychiatry Research
T FurukawaT Hamanaka

Abstract

The present article aims to examine premorbid personality traits of psychiatric patients with various diagnoses by asking their close relatives to retrospectively rate the patients' usual self with a questionnaire designed for the five-factor model of personality, a rapidly emerging comprehensive theory of personality structure. Data for 140 patients and 84 controls were analyzed. Although psychiatric patients as a group were characterized by high neuroticism and low conscientiousness when compared with the healthy controls, there were only a few traits that distinguished a particular diagnostic group from either the normal control or from the rest of the patients: neurotic disorder patients had higher neuroticism scores than the normal controls; unipolar depressives had a higher conscientiousness score than the rest of the patient group. No salient premorbid trait was noted for patients with organic mental disorders, schizophrenic disorders or bipolar disorders.

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