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Personality disorder in the first degree relatives of schizophrenic patients

Ayhan Ergin, Aytül Gürsu Hariri, Gülcan Uzuner Özer, M. Emin Ceylan, Nihal Ceylan, Osman Önal.

Objective: In this study, we investigated the first degree relatives
of schizophrenic patients by comparing them with regarding to
personality disorders to find if there is any personality disorder
that's unique to the first degree relatives of schizophrenic patients.

Method: For this research we have choosen the first degree relatives
( mother, father, sibling and children) of 45 cases who
have been diagnosed as schizophrenia, 43 cases who have
been diagnosed as affective disorders according to DSM-IV
criteria and 42 cases which showed no psychiatric disorder, but
they were hospitalized in a neurology clinic. SCİD-II inventory
have been applied to the sample groups ( n: 150 ).

Results : Any familial relationship, neither Type A personality
disorders nor other types of personality disorders, did not
demonstrate in the relatives of schizophrenic patients.

Conclusions: All the findings of the study have been discussed
under the light of literature concerning this issue.

Key words: schizophrenia, family, schizoid, paranoid, schizotypal, personality disorder, schizophrenic spectrum disorder

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