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Avaliação Psicológica

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BASAGLIA, Aline Esteves  and  SOUZA, Maria Abigail de. Case report: Psychological functioning of the mother of the addict to drugs. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.3, pp. 395-402. ISSN 1677-0471.

Psychological theories prioritize the mother-child relationship as a protective factor against the development of addictions in children. In this case report, we investigated the psychological functioning of a mother of a drug-addicted young man in order to determine which features of this operation could complicate the relationship with this son and hinder his healthy development. The participant was evaluated in psycho-diagnostic setting through semi-structured interview about her son, the Adaptive Operational Diagnostic Scale (EDAO) and the Rorschach Test. The data were analyzed and the techniques related to each other, using the analytic Winnicottian theory. Results showed an immature psychological functioning of this mother characterized by interpersonal difficulties and anxieties that make it impossible to solve and thus provide a good enough environment for the mental development of her children

Keywords : drug addiction; family relationships; rorschach test; adaptive operational diagnostic scale.

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