Definition of premorbid in English:


Pronunciation /ˌprēˈmôrbəd/ /ˌpriˈmɔrbəd/


Medicine Psychiatry
  • Preceding the occurrence of symptoms of disease or disorder.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These assumptions underlie the justification for conventional screening for the premorbid or early stage of a disease.’
    • ‘Secondly, premorbid personality traits may have predisposed individuals both to developing schizophrenia and to using cannabis.’



/ˌprēˈmôrbəd/ /ˌpriˈmɔrbəd/