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Harris, B.H. Reynoso, J.S. Meehan, K.B. Ueng-McHale, J.Y. Tuber, S. (2006). A Child with ADHD: Convergences of Rorschach Data and Case Material. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 5(4):499-517.

(2006). Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 5(4):499-517

A Child with ADHD: Convergences of Rorschach Data and Case Material

Benjamin H. Harris, M.A., Joseph S. Reynoso, MPHIL, Kevin B. Meehan, M.A., Jasmine Y. Ueng-McHale, M.A. and Steve Tuber, Ph.D.

The Rorschach protocol and psychotherapy of a 7 year-old boy with severe ADHD symptomatology were studied in conjunction with one another. Both arenas place a premium on affect tolerance and expression. On the Rorschach, he displayed a constricted record on achromatic cards and a chaotic record on chromatic cards. This pattern was replicated many times over the course of his subsequent dynamically-oriented treatment. Both patterns were explained as an attempt to either simplify or deaden complex/ambiguous stimuli, with inner and outer tumult as the result when the emotional demands of a given situation could not be subdued in that manner.

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