Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2016

Probable Association between Personality Patterns and Experiences of Passivity in Schizophrenia

Namrata Chakraborty

M.Phil trainee, University of Calcutta, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.020/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.020


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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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016