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Avaliação Psicológica

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BASTOS, André Goettems  and  VAZ, Cícero Emídio. Correlational study between neuroimaging and the Rorschach´s inkblot test in children with Tourette syndrome. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.2, pp. 229-244. ISSN 1677-0471.

The research focuses on Tourette Syndrome (ST), having as instruments the Rorschach and the Cintilography for comparative and correlational study between the results of the instruments. The sample was comprised of 8 children diagnosed with ST (Gr1), the study had Gr2 (control). T-Test was used for comparison of difference, with level of < .05. The hypotheses of highest indicator of release of the impulses and the emotional reactions had been confirmed, as well highest anxiety, affective lack and necessity of human contact in the Gr1. The correlacional study (Pearson) between neurofunctionals alterations and data from the Rorschach indicated significant correlations (<.01) between confusion of thought, tendency to escape from reality, adaptability and mental block (Rorschach), and neuroimaging variables. These findings seem to demonstrate that there are significant differences in personality among children suffering from ST children and non-carriers, and that it is possible to carry through studies of association and correlation between psychological and medical instruments.

Keywords : Tourette; Rorschach; Neuroimaging; Neuropsychology; Psychopathology.

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