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Spiral Aftereffect Technique (SAT) och Defense Mechanism Technique modified (DMTm) efter tillfrisknande från depression i relation till symtomdimensioner och personlighetsrekonstruktion under det akuta skedet

Spiral Aftereffect Technique /SAT/ and Defense Mechanism Technique modified /DMTm/ after recovery from depression as related to symptom dimensions and reconstruction of personality during the acute phase
Publiceringsår: 2002
Språk: Svenska
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Psykologiska rapporter från Lund
Dokumenttyp: Rapport
Förlag: Institutionen för psykologi, Lunds universitet


In a group of 36 patients, 18 women and 18 men, results for the Spiral Aftereffect Technique (SAT) and the Defense Mechanism Technique modified (DMTm) after recovery from depression (at follow-up) were related to results for both techniques during the acute phase of depression, and to seven symptom dimensions (tension, inertia, dissociation, hypochondria, nondivertability, heredity and suicidal thoughts) that applied to that phase. Regarding SAT classifications at follow-up and during the acute phase, agreement was 100 % for the classification H, 71 % for the classification M and 48 % for the classifications LLs, LL and L combined. An increase in the aftereffect duration on SAT at follow-up was found to be related to a high level of inertia, occurrence of the classifications LLs and Mo to a high level of dissociation, and the classifications LL and L to low levels of both inertia and dissociation. Denial 2-3, inhibition, and inhibition and/or barrier isolation were more frequently found on DMTm at follow up than in the acute phase. The strongest positive correlations between the corresponding DMTm signs on the two occasions were obtained for denial through reversal II 3 (0.80), denial (0.50) and inhibition (0.48). In the group as a whole, affect isolation on DMTm at follow-up was related to the experiencing of suicidal thoughts during the acute phase. For the women, inhibition was linked with hypochondria, and denial 2-3 with dissociation. For the men, denial was linked with inertia and both denial through reversal IV and repression at the location of the peripheral person with tension. The Andersson model of the mind served as a tool for interpreting the results.



  • Social Sciences


Vol 3 no 2
  • ISSN: 1404-8124

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