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What are ego defenses?

Normal responses to anxiety and to serve to reduce anxiety

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When do ego defenses become problematic?

If over used and become a way to avoid reality or interfere with ADL or health needs (refusing to take meds)

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How do ego defenses operate?

Consciously or unconsciously

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Are ego defenses the same thing as coping mechanisms?

No

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Dealing with anxiety by reaching out to others

Altruism

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Dealing with unacceptable feelings/impulses by unconsciously substituting acceptable forms of expression

Sublimation

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Voluntarily denying unpleasant though and feelings

Suppression

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Putting unacceptable ideas, shouts, and emotions of of conscious unawareness

RePRESSion

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Shifting feelings r/t an object, person, or situation to another less threatening, object, person, or situation

Displacement

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Overcompensating or demonstrating the opposite behavior of what is felt

Reaction formation

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Performing an act to make up for prior behavior

Undoing

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Creating reasonable and acceptable explanations for unacceptable behavior

Rationalization

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Temporarily blocking memories and perceptions from consciousness

Dissociation

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Demonstrating an inability to reconcile negative and positive attributes of self or others

Splitting

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Blaming others for unacceptable thoughts and feelings

Projection

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Pretending the trust is not reality to manage anxiety

Denial

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Demonstration behavior from an earlier developmental level

ReGRESSion

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Young adult blames his substance abuse on his parents' refusal to buy him a new car

Projection

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Nurse who lost a family member to a fire is a volunteer firefighter

Altruism

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Client tells nurse that she is the only one who cares about her, yet the following day, the same client refuses to talk to the nurse

Splitting

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An adolescent witnesses a shooting and is unable to recall any details of the event

Dissociation

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Person who has feelings of anger and hostility toward his work supervisor sublimes those feeling by workout out vigorously at the gym during his lunch period

Sublimation

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A person who has lost his job states he will worry about paying his bills next week

Suppression

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Young adult explains he had to drive home from a party after drinking ETOH bc he had to feed his dog

Rationalization

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Person who has a fear of the dentist's drill continually "forgets" his dental appointments

RePRESSion

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School age child begins wetting the bed and sucking his thumb after learning that his parents are separating

ReGRESSion

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Parent who is informed that his son was killed in combat tells everyone he is coming home for the holidays

Denial

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Angry at the boss--goes home and kicks the dog

Displacement

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A person who dislikes her sister's daughter offers to babysit so that her sister can go out of town

Reaction formation

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An adolescent competes his chores without being prompted after having an argument with his parents

Undoing