In the interpretation of the Rorschach test, the features of the table IV inkblot evoke a dimension of authority,
morals and related emotions. Interestingly, the father figure is related to ego development and also guides towards maturity
via more evolved emotions such as feelings of shame and guilt. In some cases these feelings are found to be lacking in
adults experiencing depression. The aim of this work is to analyze the relationship between the representational world in
relation to the father figure and depressive mood disorders. The group of subjects is composed of 25 patients who had a
psychiatric diagnosis of “Depressive episode”. The presence of specific phenomena brings out the complexes, the uneasy
and conflictual relationship with the father figure submerged in the unconscious thus emerges. Shock is thereby manifested
in relation to the black in which the large, dark, and blurred stimulus is perceived as sinister, threatening and dangerous.
The trauma emerges in the result of a relationship with a father who has not allowed the child to manage similarities
and differences. From the nature of the answers of the Rorschach protocols, it emerges that the symbolic abilities of
subjects are not fully developed or have been attacked by an early trauma.