mh_d_mechanisms

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HUMAN DEFENCE MECHANISMS (ego)These are unconscious strategies that people use to deal with negative emotions.They limit awareness so that life threatening and anxiety situations/acts can beexcluded.They are invoked automatically as psychological measures which allow stressfulsituations to be coped with by distorting reality.Inadequate use of dm can lead to open/clear anxiety or depressive feelings. DMs-dont alter the stressful situation-have an element of self deviation/deception-help during rough times but delay the solution seeking behavior-are unconscious processes as opposed to other methods of coping with problems-if it is the dominant mode of responding, it may become personalitymaladjustmentNarcissistic- most primitive and appear in children, psychotically disturbed and afew with anxiety states eg denial, projectionImmature- in adolescents and in some non psychotic patients eg introjections,regression, displacement, rationalization, repressionNeurotic- mature, In oc and hysterical patients or adults under stress egsublimation.HDM reside in the unconscious domain of ego1. Repression-It is considered the central and basic psychological dm. Other dm come into playwhen repression has failed.-Thoughts or feelings which our consciousness find unacceptable areexpelled/withdrawna way of dealing with unbearable aspects of inner life; sothat aggressive or sexual feelings, fantasies or desires are thrust intounconsciousness.-It is considered to

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