2012, Number 3
Rev Latinoam Psiquiatría 2012; 11 (3)
López RME, Chávez LE
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ABSTRACTThe objective of this study was to determine the relationship between defence mechanisms and the personality disorders. Two hundred forty-one subject answered two auto-applicable questionnaires: The Questionnaire of Defensive Styles of 40 items (DSQ - 40) and the Questionnaire for the Disorders of Personality - 4 Plus (PDQ - 4 +) version. Multiple regression analysis pointed out that defenses that predicted scores on the personality disorders of the groups A and B were the primitive, and defenses that predicted the scores of Group C were the neurotic. The weight of the defenses in the variance of each group is variable, which indicates that their involvement in the genesis of these disorders is also diverse.