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premorbid

Line breaks: pre|mor¦bid
Pronunciation: /priːˈmɔːbɪd
 
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Definition of premorbid in English:

adjective

Medicine & Psychiatry
Preceding the occurrence of symptoms of disease or disorder.
Example sentences
  • The most common premorbid psychiatric diagnoses are depression, personality disorders, and substance misuse.
  • Six were thought to have evidence of a premorbid personality disorder.
  • Depressive symptoms and low self-esteem are premorbid predictors of adolescent headache in girls.

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