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In psychiatry and neurology, premorbid personality refers to the condition of a patient's personality prior to the definitive onset of a disorder such as schizophrenia[1] or Alzheimer's disease[2]. Researchers look at premorbid personality to determine psychological risk factors for the development of a particular disorder.

Clinical and diagnostic usageEdit

In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal personality disorders may be diagnosed as conditions premorbid to the onset of schizophrenia.[3]


  1. Dalkin, T.; Murphy, P.; Glazebrook, C.; Medley, I.; Harrison, G., 1994. "Premorbid personality in first-onset psychosis." The British Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 164, pp. 202-207. The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  2. Conde Sala, J. Lluís, 1998. "Risk factors and premorbid personality in Alzheimer's disease: preliminary study." University of Barcelona. <> (Accessed Feb. 21, 2007).
  3. American Psychiatric Association, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.

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