A Study on clinical indices for mood disorders using Rorschach Test
123 , 2015-03-31
The purpose of the present study was to explore clinical indices for mood disorders using Rorschach Test. In recentyears, the number of patients with mood disorders, especially those with major depression, has increased dramatically. Asthe concept of major depression has diversified, it is essential to make an assessment of patient’s pathological condition andpersonality for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment. Based on the above, we have been attempting to collect Rorschachprotocols of patients with mood disorders and find clinical indices in Rorschach Test which provide guideposts fortheir treatment and psychotherapy. As a preliminary study, this study presented five case studies with different types ofmood disorders and examined the relationship among Rorschach variables, Affective Category, Deviant Verbalization,Mutuality of Autonomy Scale.