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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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RESENDE, Ana Cristina  and  ARGIMON, Irani Iracema de Lima. The Rorschach technique and the ICD-10 criteria for schizophrenia diagnosis. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.3, pp.422-434. ISSN 0102-7972.

This is a correlational study between the variables of the Rorschach technique (Klopfer System) and groups of signals and symptoms of ICD-10 for schizophrenia. Eighty patients diagnosed with schizophrenia by the ICD-10, with disease recidivation, who were hospitalized in a psychiatric service in the city of Goiânia participated in the study. We observed that among the 8 groups of signals and symptoms of ICD10 for schizophrenia, 7 groups had correlations with distinct variable of Rorschach. These data suggest that while there is a relationship between the variables of the two instruments, such variables do not overlap substantially. It is understood that researches are important to indicate patterns of interrelationship between different models for evaluation of mental disorders so that they can point out similarities and differences between them, thereby advancing the conceptual issues.

Keywords : Schizophrenia; Rorschach technique; ICD-10.

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