Year: 1986 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.27, no.6, (November/December 1986), p.511-532 SIEC No: 20030101

The personalities of 6,315 Swiss conscripts of the army were assessed in 1971 by the Freiburg Personality Inventory (FPR), together with social attributes & consumption of tobacco, alcohol, & drugs. Up to 1983, 185 psychiatric patients were identified who were treated as inpatients or outpatients in the same geographic area. A subsample of 87 patients were chosen for a blind diagnostic study applying Feighner criteria to the records. Their premorbid personalities are compared to controls from the same group. Findings are discussed. (41 refs)