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dc.contributor.authorDuggan, Conor
dc.contributor.authorMilton, John
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Lucy
dc.identifier.citationDuggan, C., Milton, J., Egan, V., McCarthy, L., Palmer, B. & Lee, A. (2003). Theories of general personality and mental disorder. In: Bhui, K., (Ed.) 2nd Conference of the British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorders, 31 Jan-3 Feb 2003 Leicester, United Kingdom. The British Journal of Psychiatry, p.s19-s23.
dc.description.abstractBackground: A major shortcoming of current research into personality is its failure to explore the relationship between theories of general personality and mental disorder. Aims: To provide preliminary data to address this deficit. Method: In the first of two studies, we examined the relationship between the Neuroticism, Extraversion and Other - Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) and DSM personality disorders in a consecutive series of mentally disordered offenders. In the second, we sought to separate the personality dimension neuroticism from symptoms of depressive disorder in a sample of subjects with current depression. Results: Factors from the NEO-FFI were associated with different personality disorders in a predictable manner (first study). It was possible to identify a component of neuroticism (i.e. 'worry') that could be separated from depressive symptoms (second study). Conclusions: Theories of general personality theory can enlighten and refine descriptions of abnormal mental states by informing both their aetiology and their prognosis.
dc.subjectMental disorders
dc.titleTheories of general personality and mental disorder
dc.typeConference Proceeding

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