Diagnosing the personality organization of drug abusers by rating ego balance.

@article{Sandell1994DiagnosingTP,
  title={Diagnosing the personality organization of drug abusers by rating ego balance.},
  author={R. C. Sandell},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1994},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={433-40}
}
A community-based case-finding sample of 1824 narcotic abusers in Stockholm County was used to standardize a set of rating scales in order to reflect levels of personality organization (PO), in the spirit of Kernberg's theory. PO is assumed to be a function of the ego's capacity to endure inner and outer stress, which manifests itself in the frequency and depth of regressions and the rate of recovery from them. The principles of a method, Rating Ego Balance, for charting the person's… CONTINUE READING