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1994). Psychotic illness clearly pervades much of personality, and it is plausible t h a t other disorders will also affect personality, even in children. Although this topic has not been researched much, longitudinal designs with appropriate occasions of a s s e s s m e n t can rule it out. A related issue is w h e t h e r prodromal features of a disorder can affect the development of temperament. This issue might be less tractable because prodromal features are likely to be less distinct from t e m p e r a m e n t t h a n frank symptoms of the disorder.
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