Qualitative analysis of 20 Rorschach tests administered to suicide attempters

Author/s Roberto Cicioni, Simona Valgimigli, Cristina Donati, Tommaso Caravelli
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/1 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 151-163 File size 1726 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSF2016-001010
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The authors present the results of the administration of the Rorschach test to suicide attempt survivors. The Rorschach protocols were administered to twenty inpatients - from Ospedale Privato Villa Igea di Modena (Italy) - and analysed according to the criteria proposed by the Scuola Romana Rorschach. The inpatients were tested within one month from the suicidal attempt. Results: The research reveals specific personality traits: i.e. the subjects present a low level of psychoemotional processing, with respect to normal subjects, and a significant deterioration of their global functioning as consequence of the suicidal attempt. Their personality traits are on the average introversive with a high level of internal anxiety, despite the recent acting-out behavior.

Keywords: Rorschach, suicide attempt, psychopathology, suicide

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Roberto Cicioni, Simona Valgimigli, Cristina Donati, Tommaso Caravelli, Analisi qualitativa di 20 protocolli Rorschach di soggetti con tentato suicidio in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 1/2016, pp 151-163, DOI: 10.3280/RSF2016-001010