Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Childhood Intelligence Predicts Hospitalization with Personality Disorder in Adulthood: Evidence from a Population-Based Study in Sweden
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
University of Glasgow, and University of Edinburgh, UK.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS).
2009 (English)In: Journal of Personality Disorders, ISSN 0885-579x, Vol. 23, no 5, 535-540 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although low pre-morbid IQ is an established risk factor for severe mental illness, its association with personality disorder (PD) is unclear. We set out to examine whether there is a prospective association between childhood intelligence and PD in adulthood. Using a population-based prospective cohort study, we linked childhood IQ scores to routinely collected hospital discharge records in adulthood. Lower IQ scores were related to higher risk of being hospitalized with a PD across the full range of IQ scores, (odds ratio per one SD increase in IQ was 0.60; 95% CI: 0.49–0.75; p(trend) = 0.001). Adjusting for potential confounding variables had virtually no impact. We conclude that low childhood IQ predicts hospitalization with PD and may be an important factor in the development of PD.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Guilford Publications Inc , 2009. Vol. 23, no 5, 535-540 p.
Keyword [en]
childhood intelligence, hospitalization, personality disorder
National Category
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-34696DOI: 10.1521/pedi.2009.23.5.535ISI: 000270920300008OAI: diva2:285320
Available from: 2010-01-11 Created: 2010-01-11 Last updated: 2012-02-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
af Klinteberg, BrittVågerö, Denny
By organisation
Department of PsychologyCentre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS)
In the same journal
Journal of Personality Disorders

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 24 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link