Since characterological characteristics of patients with schizophrenia and comorbid alcohol abuse are not well established, we compared outpatients with DSM-IV schizophrenia, with (n = 51) and without alcohol-abuse (n = 51), matched for sex, age, IQ, and symptom severity, using the Temperament and Character Inventory. Dual-diagnosis patients showed highly selective greater novelty seeking.
From the *Schizophrenia Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National Hospital, Seoul; †Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Medicine, Hanyang Unversity, Guri, Republic of Korea; ‡Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Psychotic Disorders Program, McLean Division of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
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