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Meaning of DEFENCE REACTION

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
 
 Synonyms: defence, defence mechanism, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction
 
 See Also: compensation, conversion, denial, displacement, idealisation, idealization, intellectualisation, intellectualization, isolation, process, projection, psychoanalytic process, rationalisation, rationalization, reaction formation, regression, repression, unconscious process

 

 

 

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