Premorbid personality describes personality traits existing prior to illness or injury. Results. Clinical interviews with patients and family can provide insight about important premorbid personality characteristics that may have implications for how the individual copes with acquired disability. Keywords maternal bonding behaviour, Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI), premorbid personality traits. Aim: The aim of this study was to elucidate the relation between premorbid personality traits and behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. We could not confirm the conclusion of other authors that emotional lability (neuroticism) is a personality trait which makes people susceptible to developing aggressive behaviour. Schizoid traits were significantly associated with negative and positive dimensions. OBJECTIVES: Previous research investigating the influence of premorbid personality on behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) has produced mixed findings. It can be diagnosed by recognizing character traits that make a person more likely to have difficulties with a particular cognitive disorder. In relation to premorbid personality in patients with schizophrenia one study found that avoidant, schizoid, paranoid and dependent were the most frequent personality traits [13]. on premorbid personality traits obtained fr om inter-views with family member s. Howev er, retr ospective. Send article to Kindle To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure [email protected] is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. This study evaluates premorbid personality in children who developed schizophrenia spectrum disorder in adult life. To examine the association between premorbid personality traits, social networks and AD, using a case‐control design, and two informant‐based retrospective assessments of premorbid personality. Clinical interviews with patients and family can provide insight about important premorbid personality characteristics that may have implications for how the individual copes with acquired disability. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the relation between premorbid personality traits and BPSD in DLB and AD patients. Clinical and psychophysiological assessments were carried out before and after completion of flooding treatment in two groups of obsessive-compulsive patients, matched for age and duration of the illness but differing in pre-morbid obsessional personality traits. Premorbid personality was assessed blindly through a partially modified version of the Personality Assessment Schedule using interviews with the parents or a close relative. We found no significant differences in any of the premorbid personality traits between the two groups. Methods: Forty-one DLB patients and 98 AD patients were assessed for BPSD using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI). Premorbid personality disorder traits were retrospectively assessed by using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-Patient Edition for Axis II disorders (SCID-II). A premorbid personality is one that may lead to the onset of a mental disorder. What does premorbid mean? AD is the most prevalent dementia. tion between premorbid personality traits and behavioral and psychological symptoms in demen-tia (BPSD) in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients. Premorbid personality traits are associated with post-stroke behavioral and psychological symptoms: a three-month follow-up study in Perth, Western Australia - Volume 21 Issue 6 - Kathryn R. Greenop, Osvaldo P. Almeida, Graeme J. Hankey, Frank van Bockxmeer, Nicola T. Lautenschlager Dimensional approach has not found any premorbid personality trait specific to unipolar depression, which would not contribute to everyday practice. Lower emotional strength and resiliency significantly differentiated the first onset from the never ill group; overall differences were not found on measures of interpersonal dependency or extraversion.