| Published: December 25, 2016
Probable Association between Personality Patterns and Experiences of Passivity in Schizophrenia
It is seen in different researches that personality disorders tend to prevail before a full blown clinically significant mental illness to occur. Kurt Schneider’s first rank symptoms of schizophrenia assists in making the diagnosis and he believed that experiences of somatic passivity were particularly characteristic of schizophrenia and included them among his ‘first rank’ symptoms. In this present study it was attempted to study patterns of personality that were predominant in patients with schizophrenia with somatic passivity. After thorough interview and test findings it was found that patients with somatic passivity showed narcissistic and dependent personality traits predominant, where as patients without somatic passivity showed schizophrenia spectrum cluster A personality disorders as predominant.
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© 2016, N Chakraborty
Received: October 15, 2016; Revision Received: November 11, 2016; Accepted: December 25, 2016
Published in Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016