Advanced

Defense mechanisms in alcoholics attending outpatient treatment. : Results from the MCT-test (Meta-Contrast Technique)

Öjehagen, Agneta LU and Smith, Gudmund LU (1993) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 34(3). p.8-282
Abstract

Defensive strategies were studied in 72 alcoholics participating in outpatient treatment by using, before the treatment started, the Meta-Contrast Technique, MCT, a percept-genetic method. Alcoholics had less often adaptive strategies than controls. A lack of adaptive defense strategies was related to a more impaired psychic status, more psychological benefits from drinking, and more psychiatric symptoms but not to severity of alcoholism or results of psychometric tests (intellectual level, field-dependence, spatial performance). It does not seem inconceivable that the MCT could be used as a diagnostic tool in treatment planning.

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Alcoholism, Ambulatory Care, Defense Mechanisms, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Personality Assessment, Psychometrics, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
in
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
volume
34
issue
3
pages
7 pages
publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
external identifiers
  • scopus:0027661670
ISSN
0036-5564
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-9450.1993.tb01123.x
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
9a121cde-3ea2-4ed2-9097-10144f34a72a
date added to LUP
2017-01-01 16:40:00
date last changed
2017-01-08 06:04:36
@article{9a121cde-3ea2-4ed2-9097-10144f34a72a,
  abstract     = {<p>Defensive strategies were studied in 72 alcoholics participating in outpatient treatment by using, before the treatment started, the Meta-Contrast Technique, MCT, a percept-genetic method. Alcoholics had less often adaptive strategies than controls. A lack of adaptive defense strategies was related to a more impaired psychic status, more psychological benefits from drinking, and more psychiatric symptoms but not to severity of alcoholism or results of psychometric tests (intellectual level, field-dependence, spatial performance). It does not seem inconceivable that the MCT could be used as a diagnostic tool in treatment planning.</p>},
  author       = {Öjehagen, Agneta and Smith, Gudmund},
  issn         = {0036-5564},
  keyword      = {Adaptation, Psychological,Adult,Alcoholism,Ambulatory Care,Defense Mechanisms,Female,Humans,Male,Middle Aged,Personality Assessment,Psychometrics,Journal Article,Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {8--282},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {Defense mechanisms in alcoholics attending outpatient treatment. : Results from the MCT-test (Meta-Contrast Technique)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.1993.tb01123.x},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {1993},
}