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The Value of the Rorschach Method in Clinical Assessment of Migraine Patients

Abstract : Approximately 15% of the world’s population suffer from migraine. This affliction is recognized as one of the 20 leading causes of disability globally and therefore constitutes a public health problem. Psychological factors such as depression, anxiety, and stress are involved in migraine. However, mentalization abilities are considered a protective factor against physical illness. The last study of migraine in adults using the Rorschach test goes back to 2001 in Italy. We propose to update the data in a French sample comparing migraine patients ( N = 32) with standards focusing on the mentalizing factors defined by de Tychey, Diwo, and Dollander (2000) . The results highlight significant differences between migraine patient functioning in the Rorschach and the general population: There are few representations and affective expression is restricted. Migraine patients have difficulties to mentalize excitations. In conclusion, mentalization-based treatment could be a beneficial intervention for migraine patients.
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Margaux Bouteloup, Rose-Angélique Belot, André Mariage, Magalie Bonnet, Fabrice Vuillier. The Value of the Rorschach Method in Clinical Assessment of Migraine Patients. Rorschachiana, Hogrefe, 2020, 41 (1), pp.42-62. ⟨10.1027/1192-5604/a000119⟩. ⟨hal-03578779⟩



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