Projective identification and suicidal risk behaviour assessing a Rorschach protocol: a clinical case report.

Carmela Mento, Salvatore Settineri


This paper highlights the clinical signs of suicidal risk behaviour assessing a Rorschach protocol.  A 21-year-old female with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and a history of suicide attempt, is assessed upon an accurate clinical and personality evaluation with the Rorschach  projective method.

Authors discuss by a clinical and psychoanalytical perspective the role of projective identification and the suicidal risk signs in a Rorschach protocol, for appropriate diagnosis, manage and prevent of this phenomenon.


Suicidal risk behavior; Rorschach; Personality disorders

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