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Rorschach markers in euthymic manic-depressive illness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6527762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bipolar manic-depressive patients in remission are considered normal by phenomenological criteria but many psychotherapists have noted specific personality markers. The Rorschach test was chosen to study such personality markers since it may provide rich information at a psychological level distant from overt behavior and symptoms. 35 bipolar manic-depressives in a euthymic state were tested with the Rorschach Projective Technique. The scores were analyzed using Exner's Comprehensive System methods and compared with his stratified normal control sample. Nine variables differentiated the patients from controls so that at least 50% of the patients were beyond one standard deviation from the controls' mean. These variables might be personality expressions of the genetic predisposition to bipolar illness and might thus be measurable even when the patients are clinically free of affective illness.
Authors:
B Mandel; U Last; R H Belmaker; M Rosenbaum
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropsychobiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0302-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropsychobiology     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-08     Completed Date:  1985-04-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7512895     Medline TA:  Neuropsychobiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Bipolar Disorder / diagnosis,  psychology*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Personality
Rorschach Test*

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