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First I want to say that the every test requires to be effectively administered, interpreted and explained by a competent mental health professional.
Yes I do realize that , thank you
The Rorschach test is a projective psychological test-tool, which means its interpretation is very subjective even when implemented by a competent mental health professional.
"underlying depressive tendencies" means that the person has a predisposition to develop and suffer of depressive mood.
I am unsure of the meaning of dysphoric thinking. He is in the autism spectrum and I don't know if that is an additional thing to worry about. Being in the depressive mood has been a part of it and he is medicated for that. It also runs in the family.
Such predispositions could appear as negative or depressive thoughts or ideas and also through sad mood, or an variable emotional states.
Dysphoric means unhappy or depressed.
That is what it appears to be through his explosions in his school day and when he is calm following he always apologizes and says he
doesn't even realize its done....
I can see. am sorry to know that. These statements basically point at depressive features , predispositions that could affect your son's mood, thinkingprocess, behaviors and relationships.
Of course, just as a parent it has me concerned. I do have an apt with his psychiatrist but it will be a long week til I can get there not knowing
The "negative mood states", could be pointing at this lack of emotional regulation or control he presents
Alright , thank you then, I was looking it up through the internet and it had me looking at bi-polar since I saw it stated
Please do look for psychotherapy for your child, since it is much more important for his rehabilitation process that the use of psychiatric drugs.
Yes that also was stated several times in his report -- that therapy should be definitely looked for
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Have a good day and will be back if any other concerns come forth
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I will do so, thank you.
Sure, please do.