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Psicologia em Estudo

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VILLEMOR-AMARAL, Anna Elisa de; FARAH, Flávia Helena Zanetti  and  PRIMI, Ricardo. The colour pyramid test and the panic disorder. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.2, pp. 301-307. ISSN 1413-7372.

The aim of this study was to verify the validity of the Pfister’s Colour Pyramid Test in the identification of panic disorder. The sample was composed by 15 patients in psychiatric treatment for having at least one crisis of panic disorder, selected according to the SCID criteria, and 109 non-patients who had never sought for psychological or psychiatric assistance. The results show that the two groups could be distinguished by the using of blue and by the symmetric configurations, both more frequent among the patients, in a significant way. The lack of security, the inhibition and constriction are typical signs and correspond to the panic symptoms described on literature

Keywords : Psychological assessment; Pfister’s Color Pyramid Test; panic disorder.

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