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Avaliação Psicológica

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AMPARO, Deise Matos do  and  ANTUNEZ, Andrés Eduardo Aguirre. The body experienced in psychosis: structural method of Rorschach. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.3, pp. 335-346. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study is based on the structural phenomenon analysis of Rorschach and incises over the way of viewing and the expressive qualities of the language. The issue of the body in schizophrenia will be discussed over the basis of the abolishment of time and space experienced. A Rorschach protocol of a patient in a psychotic crisis is shown, demonstrating how the fragmentation affects the body and the viewing into images. In Rorschach, the viewing into images reveals a dissociated spirit, and the long digressions following the associations indicate an insertion of words with a narrative structure infiltrated into the composition of the image. There is a frantic search for meaning with the investment return to the own body as a means of compensation for the lack of images. Rorschach, in this case, marks the way of losses; the patient offers her body and the scattering as a substitution for the image.

Keywords : Rorschach; schizophrenia; structural phenomenon method.

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