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IWATA, Hélimi; ROSA, Helena Rinaldi  e  VALENTE, Maria Luísa Louro de Castro. The human figure drawing and TAT of pregnant adolescents: a study in the general hospital. Bol. psicol [online]. 2013, vol.63, n.138, pp. 65-80. ISSN 0006-5943.

The adolescent pregnancy is a public health problem and a challenge to Psychology, that could contribute proposing health prevention actions to this population. The present study intended to investigate the psychological functioning of 10 pregnant adolescents through analysis of Human Figure Drawing (HFD) and Thematic Apperception Test (TAT). It was observed a high level of anxiety experienced by the pregnant adolescents verified in tracing, in shading and in the poverty of details, that can lead to the development of problems related to pregnancy and the relationship between the family, the adolescent and the baby. As for the TAT, the stories, in general constructed by the teenagers, were poorly structured with reduced content and a magical happy ending. It was concluded that the HFD and the TAT are discriminating and adequate to evaluate these adolescents’ psychodynamics and allow to indicate supporting preventive actions in this area

Palavras-chave : Psychological assessment; pregnancy in adolescence; Human Figure Drawing; projective techniques.

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