Personality dimensions in persons symptomatically at risk of psychosis: pronounced but lacking a characteristic profile

Schultze-Lutter, Frauke; Klosterkötter, Joachim; Nikolaides, Alexandra; Ruhrmann, Stephan (2015). Personality dimensions in persons symptomatically at risk of psychosis: pronounced but lacking a characteristic profile. Early intervention in psychiatry, 9(3), pp. 242-247. Blackwell Publishing Asia 10.1111/eip.12147

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AIM Personality dimensions are frequently abnormal in psychosis. We examined if these abnormalities form a personality profile that is characteristic for patients symptomatically at risk of psychosis. METHODS Four higher order personality dimensions were assessed in 104 at-risk patients, 67 clinical and 97 healthy controls with the 'Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology', and analysed by two-step cluster procedure to detect personality profiles. Logistic regression was used to test for predictors of profile assignment. RESULTS Low and high scorers were distinguished by two profiles. Patients were more likely high scorers. The presence of clinically relevant depression, though equally frequent in clinical groups, best predicted high scorers among patients. CONCLUSIONS Though at-risk patients were significantly more often high scorers, this seemed to be a general reflection of the level of psychopathology rather than a group characteristic. Thus, personality dimensions might be of little value for facilitating early detection but might be important to consider in early intervention approaches.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Research Division

UniBE Contributor:

Schultze-Lutter, Frauke

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1751-7885

Publisher:

Blackwell Publishing Asia

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nicole Jansen

Date Deposited:

01 Oct 2014 12:10

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 01:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/eip.12147

PubMed ID:

24690115

Uncontrolled Keywords:

at-risk mental state early detection early intervention personality psychosis

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.50668

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/50668

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