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Cognition, affection and interpersonal relationship of women with bipolar disorder / Cognição, afeto e relacionamento interpessoal de mulheres com transtorno afetivo bipolar

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Author(s): Carla Luciano Codani Hisatugo | Latife Yazigi | José Alberto Del Porto

Journal: Psicologia : Reflexão e Crítica
ISSN 0102-7972

Volume: 22;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 377;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Bipolar depressive disorder | Affection | Cognition | Stress | Rorschach

ABSTRACT
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.
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