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Table 10 Psychopathological Functioning Levels – Rating Scale (PFL-RS): English schedule

From: Psychopathological Functioning Levels (PFLs) and their possible relevance in psychiatric treatments: a qualitative research project

ACTION- REGULATION    
  Internal perspective   External perspective
ARi-1 The individual shows alienated (and/or) stereotyped (and/or) self-destructive behaviors deriving from an impaired reality testing ARe-1 The individual shows alienated (and/or) stereotyped (and/or) destructive other-behaviors deriving from an impaired reality testing
ARi-2 The individual commits suicidal attempts (and/or) self-harm (and/or) alienated behaviors that substitute other mental contents and expressions of needs ARe-2 The individual commits alienated (and/or) aggressive behaviors towards others that substitute other mental contents and expressions of needs
ARi-3 The individual threatens to commit suicidal attempts (and/or) self-harm (and/or) alienated behaviors that substitute other mental contents and expressions of needs ARe-3 The individual shows clastic behaviors (and/or) threatens to commit alienated (and/or) aggressive behaviors towards others that substitute other mental contents and expressions of needs
ARi-4 The individual daydreams to commit suicidal attempts (and/or) self-harm (and/or) alienated behaviors that substitute other mental contents and expressions of needs ARe-4 The individual daydreams to commit clastic (and/or) alienated (and/or) aggressive behaviors towards others that substitute other mental contents and expressions of needs
ARi-5 In specific situations the individual’s behavior does not consider the existing discrepancy between subjective meanings and environmental requests ARe-5 In certain situations the individual’s behavior is impulsive (and/or) inhibited because he/she does not consider in a realistic way the favorable (and/or) unfavorable factors
ARi-6 The individual pursues his/her own realistic aims in an excessively reduced way and assumes avoidant (and/or) too resigned (and/or) too worried behaviors ARe-6 The discrepancies between subjective intentions and environmental requests produce defeatist (and/or) too passive (and/or) too preoccupied behaviors
ARi-7 The individual pursues his/her own realistic aims without assuming avoidant (and/or) resigned behaviors and he/she can postpone satisfaction of his/her own needs ARe-7 The discrepancies between subjective intentions and environmental requests do not produce excessively defeatist (and/or) passive (and/or) stubborn behaviors