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Psychiatry | Medical (MD/DO) School Study Aid


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Ego Defenses
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Acting Out
Mechanism
Subconscious
Type of defense
Immature Ego Defense Mechanism
Result
Actions Rather Than Reflections
1 min
Denial
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Avoidance Of Pain
Example
Drunk-Driving
1 min
Displacement
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Redirection
1 min
Dissociation
Clinical Manifestations
Memory Loss
Changes In Personality
Mechanism
Unconscious
Physical or Sexual Abuse
Immature Ego Defense
1 min
Fixation
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Tantrum
59 secs
Idealization
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Idealization
1 min
Identification
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Unconscious Mimicking
59 secs
Intellectualization
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Leukemic Patient Intellectualizing
1 min
Isolation (of Affect)
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
No Emotional Response
1 min
Passive Aggression
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Indirect Opposition
1 min
Projection
Definition
Attributing Unacceptable Internal Impulse To Others
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Person With Hostile Feelings Accusing Others Of Hostility Or Anger 
2 mins
Rationalization
Definition
Justifying Unacceptable Behavior Using Seemingly Logical Explanation
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Breaking Diet Because It's The Weekend
2 mins
Reaction Formation
Characteristics
Actions Oppose Feelings
Immature Ego Defense
Unconscious Process
Exaggerated Behavior
Reverse Cinderella Story
Immature Sublimation
1 min
Regression
Characteristics
Reversion to a Younger State
Immature Ego Defense
Involuntary
Stress-Induced
Opposite of Fixation
1 min
Repression
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Memory Loss
1 min
Splitting
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Association
Borderline Personality Disorder
1 min
Sublimation
Mechanism
Mature Ego Defense
Unconscious
Example
Socially Acceptable
1 min
Altruism
Mechanism
Unconscious And Conscious
Mature Ego Defense
Example
Making Donation
59 secs
Suppresion
Mechanism
Intentional
Mature Ego Defense
Example
Switching Focus
2 mins
Humor
Mechanism
Mature Ego Defense
Lightheartedly Expressing
Example
Jokes
1 min

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