Emotional profiles to the Rorschach test in subjects affected by Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: preliminary observations

Giovanna Gioffrè, Carmela Mento, Salvatore Settineri, John C. Trombetta

Abstract


Psychological variables could be related to disorders of vision with particular interest of depressive feautures, but with little attention to dimensions such as stress and anxiety. Psychological stress associated with hyperactivation of the sympathetic autonomic nervous system, is considered the most important risk factor of a rare disorder of vision, the Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSC), whose etiology has not yet been clarified. This study to examine the psychological literature regarding to CSC and explore in a preliminary the projective methods of the Rorschach test, any correlations between personality variables and predisposition to CSC.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6092/2282-1619%2F2013.1.901

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