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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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HISATUGO, Carla Luciano Codani; YAZIGI, Latife  and  DEL PORTO, José Alberto. Cognition, affection and interpersonal relationship of women with bipolar disorder. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.3, pp.377-385. ISSN 0102-7972.

The bipolar affective disorder induces incapacitation and social isolation, and might lead to suicide. It was a clinical study of multiple cases using the following instruments: Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Suicide Inventory (BSI), Hamilton Scale of Depression (HAM-D) and the Rorschach, by Exner's Comprehensive System (CS). The objective was to analyze the affective, cognitive and interpersonal aspects of the patients. Four female out-patients who were previously diagnosed as bipolar depressive, by the Psychiatry Interview according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (SCIDI/CV-DSM-IV) criteria were studied. Results had indicated undervalued feelings about themselves, euphoric contents and lack of insight about the self-tolerance related to stress controls. Emotional and cognitive aspects have influenced the interpersonal context leading to increased suffering. Other qualitative and clinic data have been observed and commented.

Keywords : Bipolar depressive disorder; Affection; Cognition; Stress; Rorschach.

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