1993 issue 4


Volume 2, issue 4


Psychopathological symptoms and premorbid psychosocial adjustment in paranoid schizophrenia

Anna Grzywa1, MARIA CHUCHRA1
1. Katedry i Kliniki Psychiatrii AM w Lublinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1993, 2, 455-460
Keywords: paranoid schizophrenia, premorbid adjustment


The aim of the study was to seek relationship between current symptoms of patients with paranoid schizophrenia and their psychosocial adjustment prior to the first episode of the psychosis. 72 patients were examined using the Premorbid Adjustment Scale and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS). Adjustment disorder, especially in adolescence, was found to be associated most of ten with such symptoms as blunting of affect, emotional tension, and hostility. The findings seem to confirm the hypothesis that a predisposition to this disease is developmentally determined.

Address for correspondence:
Doc. Anna Grzywa,
Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii AM,
ul. Abramowicka 2,20-442 Lublin