Mental health defense mechanism

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Mental health defense mechanism
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Mental health defense mechanism
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  1. Denial
    involves escaping unpleasant anxiety causing thought, feelings,  wishes,  or needs by ignoring their existence
  2. Man react to death by saying"no, it's not true.  I don't believe you"
    Denial
  3. Husband passed away but wife still talks to him and keeps all his things
    Denial
  4. Displacement
    transferred emotions associated with a particular person, object, or situation to another non threatening person, object, or situation
  5. Pt criticized nurse after family doesn't visit
    displacement
  6. A child that is unable to acknowledge fear of father suddenly fears animals
    Displacement
  7. Intellectualization
    Events are analyze based on remote cold hard facts without passion,  rather than incorporate feeling and emotions
  8. Man loses farm to tornado but analyze options and leads family to safety
    Intellectualization
  9. Man deal with death by staying busy instead of grieving
    Intellectualization
  10. Regression
    Reverting to an earlier more primitive childlike behavior
  11. 4yr old with a new baby brother starts to suck thumb
    Regression
  12. Man who doesn't get promoted starts to hand in sloppy work
    Regression
  13. Projection
    Unconscious rejection of emotionally unacceptable features and attribute them to other


    "What you say is what you are"
  14. A man who is unconscious attract to another female teases his wife about flirting
    ADaptive projection
  15. A woman who is attracted to another female refuses to socialize for fear of the other woman might make homosexual advance
    Maladaptive projection
  16. Unconscious process of substitute appropriate activities for unacceptable impulse,  usually Sexual or aggressive
    Sublimination
  17. Angry women writing a short story about a heroic female
    Adaptive sublimation
  18. Justifying illogical idea, action, feelings by developing acceptable explanation to satisfy the teller and listener
    Rationalization

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