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1

What are 4 common Immature defenses?

Regression
Somatization
Acting out
Blocking

2

Describe the immature defense of Acting out?

Acting out - avoiding unacceptable affect/impulses by engaging in a flurry of diversionary activity.

3

Describe the immature defense mechanism of Blocking?

Temporary stopping of thoughts or feelings as to protect against them.

4

What are 4 common Neurotic defenses?

Isolation
Displacement
Reaction formation
Denial

5

What are 4 common Narcissistic defenses?

Projection
Projective Identification
Splitting

6

Describe the Neurotic defenses of Reaction formation and denial.

Reaction formation = unacceptable impulse or thought transformed to opposite. (showering a person you hate with kindness, gay man that hates his sexuality becomes a pastor).

Denial = unconscious repression of unacceptable thoughts, feeling, drives, ext.

7

Describe the narcissistic defense of Projection and Projective identification.

Projection = shifting unacceptable thought /impulses/feelings into an outside person or institution. (you hate someone and project onto them and think they hate you)

Projective identification = unacceptable thoughts/feelings are projected onto another person, who then identifies with it (patient accuses doctor of being incompetent, and the doctors starts to feel incompetent.

8

What are the classic defenses utilized by the following PDs?

Paranoid?

Paranoid = Projection

9

What percentage of the prison population has Antisocial PD?

75%

10

What is the only DSM mentioned risk factor for developing Paranoid Personality disorder?

first degree relative with delusional disorder or Schizophrenia.