The Rorschach method for obesity assessment: clinical study on a group of obese women

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Abstract

SUMMARY. Aim. The purpose of this study is to explore through the Rorschach method the psychological and personological profile of thewoman with obesity. Methods. The Rorschach test was administered to 10 women with body mass index of 41.86±9.9 kg/m2 at the clinic forobesity surgical treatment at the University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone” of Palermo. Results. The quantitative and qualitative analysis of theRorschach responses detected in the study show: limited practical and creative sense in managing daily life situations, rigid control of emotions,affective turmoil, sense of inadequacy; sufficient examination of reality and adaptation social. Conclusion. The Rorschach method canbe the privileged instrument for obesity, for its remarkable projective value, because it allows to capture the psychic suffering of the obeseperson, the representation and the image of the self, to identify the interaction between psycho-physical state and emotional investments.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalRivista di Psichiatria
Volume53
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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