Rorschach Inkblot Test implementation in young adult with HIV positive diagnosis in existential background: a case report

Ergin O., SET Z.

ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol.21, no.1, pp.101-106, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/apd.45664
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Psycinfo, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-106
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


One of the most widely used projective test is Rorschach lnblot Test. Apart from the psychoanalytic interpretation and interpretation of the test based on psychometric scoring there are also interpretations based on different theoretical background. One of these is the interpretation of the Rorschach test from an existential perspective. There are examples of Rorschach Inkblot Test which has interpretation on existential perspective especially with cancer patient. While existential concerns may be experienced in people who are at risk of death due to an illness, interpreting the Rorschach test from an existential perspective provides useful information to examine the mental state of individuals towards this disease. Therefore, this research is about a Rorschach Inkblot Test report from an existential perspective which applied to the young adult who was diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (HIV).