Depression, anxiety, and psychological defense in attempted suicide: A pilot study using PORT

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@article{99bea9917abf4f229ba1f23e8a27fe40,
title = "Depression, anxiety, and psychological defense in attempted suicide: A pilot study using PORT",
abstract = "Depressive affect, anxiety, and psychological defenses were studied in the presented research with PORT, a projective test that exploits subliminal perception of object-relation images. Protocols of 20 hospitalized suicide attempters were compared to those of 20 matched controls, 34 previously studied non-suicidal depressed patients, 18 patients with panic attac, and 32 patients with borderline and psychotic disorders. The suicide attempters were anxious; their defenses resembled those seen in borderline pathology; depressive reactions were limited in symbolic content; reality testing was poor. The closeness between depression and anxiety in suicidality is further discussed throughout this article. A con¬stella¬tion of signs using the PORT was hypothesized to be a marker for suicidality. The test is deemed useful for future research on suicide.",
keywords = "projective tests, attempted suicide, depression, anxiety, psychoanalytic theory",
author = "David Titelman and Alf Nilsson and Julia Estari and Danuta Wasserman",
year = "2004",
doi = "10.1080/13811110490436855",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
pages = "239--249",
journal = "Archives of Suicide Research",
issn = "1543-6136",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}