Journal article

Temperament and character dimensions of the relatives of schizophrenia patients and controls: The relationship between schizotypal features and personality

Emre Bora, Baybars Veznedaroglu

EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE: Previous findings indicated that schizophrenia patients might have a different personality structure from the general population on several dimensions of temperament and character. Some authors proposed that HA might be a marker of underlying genetic vulnerability to schizophrenia. Studies on high-risk subjects and first degree relatives of patients is essential to test the value of a measure as a marker of genetic vulnerability to a disease. Few studies tested the biopsychosocial model of personality on unaffected relatives of schizophrenia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We compared the Temperament and Character (TCI) profiles of 94 first degree relatives of schizophrenia and 75 controls. ..

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