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NAME: Arsalan AGE: 20 years ….Suffering from bi-polar disorder
PATTERN OF DRAWING
HOUSE: Drawn a house with no windows or doors TREE: Drawn a tree not a clear drawing with an eagle sitting on the top. PERSON: Drawn a picture of a woman wearing a veil and another smaller Picture of a boy drawn and crossed.
The human figure drawing is the most obvious and conscious representation of the self. With this drawing, the person reveals how he perceives himself He wants to present himself to others. The following interpretive guidelines may be used for the picture drawn which contains a human figure. HEAD: The head is considered the site of intellectual activities and aspirations and often reflects a person's need for rational control of impulses. A disproportionately large head suggests grandiose tendencies, an inflated ego fantancy preoccupations. If a person in overly concerned with intellectual level or performance, as with retarded or gifted children, the head will often be drawn exceptionally large. Large heads are also drawn when person is experiencing physical pain in this area of the body. FACIAL FEATURES: The omission of facial features reveals a person who is evasive and superficial in interpersonal relationships, or who is hostile and demonstrating extreme caution. This is a poor prognosis for therapy since social skills and responsiveness and minimal.
EYES: When the eyes are omitted, there tends to be a general level of ineffectiveness and a pervasive desire to avoid perceiving the world.Jollens has associated an absence of eyes with the presence of visual hallucinations.
EARS: Although ears are frequently omitted by well adjusted persons unusual treatement or representation of them in an individual's drawing suggests the presence of some level of psychopathology. MOUTH: When the mouth is omitted, it may reflect guilt related to areas of oral conflict or a reluctance to communicate verbally with others. NECK: A short, thick neck suggests tendencies to be gruff, stubbon or "bullheaded”. When neck is omitted, the person often is immature and has trouble handling impulses rationally. ARMS: Omission of the arms may indicate guilt feelings, or an extreme depression or withdrawal from the environment. FEET: Omission of the feet reveals lack of independence, helplessness and possible psychosomatic conditions.
TRUNK: Over clothed figures suggest sexual maladjustment with need to express sexual impulses and to present a superficially sociable front of others. This is usually associated with a strong need for approval. This is usually . an excessive degree of adornment in drawings by females suggests both seductiveness and the presence of strong needs to protect themselves from physical threat. MALE AND FEMALE FIGURES: A large female drawing suggests passivity and feelings of inadequacy and with female drawings suggests masculine strivings and feelings of hostility directed towards men.
AGGRESSION AND HOSTILITY: The following list represents a compilation of the different signs that indicate hostility and aggression. The level of the person's hostility can be assessed by noting both the number of these signs and the relative intensity of each in any one record. Oversize figures Omission of arms ANXIETY: As for aggression and hostility, there is no exact cutoff score, but the clinician should note both the quantity and the relative intensity of each sign Undifferentiated shading of face and neck No hands no fingers No eyes No mouth No legs
Most drawings of houses contain a door, windows a roof and walls. If any of these essential features are missing, intellectual deterioration or severe emotional disturbance is indicated. In general, the evaluator can look at the person’s house drawing and defect an overall mood from the way in which the house is represented. SIZE: Large drawings may indicate frustration because of a restricting environment , hostility, aggressive, tendencies or over compensatory. CHIMNEY: When the chimney is missing the person often feels a certain distance or coldness about his parent's home unless this omission can be explained by some external reason such as an absence of fireplaces in the particular region in which the individual grew up or currently lives.
DOOR: When door is missing psychological inaccessibility is suggested. WINDOWS: When windows are missing the individual is usually feeling withdrawn , guarded, suspicion and often hostile towards others.
Like house drawings, tree drawings are usually seen spontaneous drawings or as one of the essential components of House-Tree -Person-Tree. PLACEMENT: When the tree shifted to the left side of the paper, there is often an emotional Imbalance characteristics of a person who has grown up under the influence of a Dominant mother. Resentment of the mother's influence is common with left side placement in drawings. TYPES: Abstract tree resemble realistic trees but they are relatively sparse and simplified. In general, it can be assumed that individuals who draw these types of trees tend to seek a certain amount of emotional distance from the problems they may be facing and tend to avoid a direct confrontation or "look at reality”. People who draw fantasy like trees often use their "flight into unreality" to avoid clearly perceiving their world and may cope with their environment. LEAVES AND BRANCHES: When the branches are blunt and bleak the person often feels his life is Colorless and unhappy.
TRUNKS AND ROOTS: Lightly drawn or small areas suggests feelings of inadequacy and when this type of trunk is drawn in combination with a large branch structure, it suggests a high need for achievement.