A common tract of anorexic patients is body image distorsion described by H. Bruch and reported also by the most recent version of DSM. Objective: to examine the relation between biologic body, body image, the respective boundaries and object boundaries seen with Rorschach Test. Aim and methods: we have administered Rorschach Test to a 25 hospitalized anorexic adolescent specimen and we have applied on it the “Self boundary scale”, theorized by Ruggeri-Saraceni, that allows to obtain quantity data: we have used reference value suggested by evolutive age scale authors for comparison with healthy population. Results: the obtained data seem suggestive: the patients would project, in Rorschach Test answers, the perception of a boundary susceptible of being penetrated, injured or wounded, a frail “film” that symbolizes also their psychic working weakness in contact with emotions. It would be, after all, a question of a boundary able to act as a limit between Self and not-Self. With the characteristics of a relative stiffness; on the other hand, the “wounds” that mark it, would create a discontinuity in the envelope and would prevent from regulations flowingly the exchanges between Ego on Object. Conclusion: The choice of using “Self boundary scale” was guided by the possibility that it offers to enlarge the empiric research field on the one hand and the clinical activity field on the other hand, being able to be applied advantageously both in research and in treatment setting.

Valutazione del confine di sé al test di Rorschach : nuove prospettive teorico-cliniche e metodologiche nell'anoressia nervosa in adolescenza: studio di 25 pazienti / A. ANICHINI; G. DELIA; R. GEMELLO; A. PELOSO; R. RIGARDETTO. - In: GIORNALE DI NEUROPSICHIATRIA DELL'ETÀ EVOLUTIVA. - ISSN 0392-4483. - 25(1)(2005), pp. 32-47.

Valutazione del confine di sé al test di Rorschach : nuove prospettive teorico-cliniche e metodologiche nell'anoressia nervosa in adolescenza: studio di 25 pazienti

PELOSO, Anna Maria;RIGARDETTO, Roberto
2005

Abstract

A common tract of anorexic patients is body image distorsion described by H. Bruch and reported also by the most recent version of DSM. Objective: to examine the relation between biologic body, body image, the respective boundaries and object boundaries seen with Rorschach Test. Aim and methods: we have administered Rorschach Test to a 25 hospitalized anorexic adolescent specimen and we have applied on it the “Self boundary scale”, theorized by Ruggeri-Saraceni, that allows to obtain quantity data: we have used reference value suggested by evolutive age scale authors for comparison with healthy population. Results: the obtained data seem suggestive: the patients would project, in Rorschach Test answers, the perception of a boundary susceptible of being penetrated, injured or wounded, a frail “film” that symbolizes also their psychic working weakness in contact with emotions. It would be, after all, a question of a boundary able to act as a limit between Self and not-Self. With the characteristics of a relative stiffness; on the other hand, the “wounds” that mark it, would create a discontinuity in the envelope and would prevent from regulations flowingly the exchanges between Ego on Object. Conclusion: The choice of using “Self boundary scale” was guided by the possibility that it offers to enlarge the empiric research field on the one hand and the clinical activity field on the other hand, being able to be applied advantageously both in research and in treatment setting.
25(1)
32
47
anorexia nervosa; adolescence; rorschach test
A. ANICHINI; G. DELIA; R. GEMELLO; A. PELOSO; R. RIGARDETTO
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