Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 143–147 | Cite as

Adverse reaction to poetry therapy: A case report

  • Ronald Pies
Articles

Abstract

The author presents a case analysis of a patient with Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD who underwent significant regression in response to poetic material during a therapy session. Noting the need for research, a prototypical questionnaire (Poetic Response Assessment Scale) to assess a patient's response to a particular literary work is provided.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Pies
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  1. 1.Tufts/NEMCBoston

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