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101 Defenses: How the Mind Shields Itself

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Defenses are mental operations that restore or maintain psychic equilibrium when people feel that they cannot manage emotions that stem from conflict; they remove components of unpleasant emotions from conscious awareness. For example, using sex, food, or hostility to relieve tension - that's a defense - catalogued here as entry number 68: Impulsivity. Screaming at someone ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published January 8th 2004 by Routledge (first published 2003)
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Dee York


An interesting reference. Descriptions aren't deep, but that is not the scope of this book. The book is a good primer and can be used to direct clinician's toward more thorough resources on a given defensive style.
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Brilliant introduction.
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Jerome S. Blackman, M.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a training civilian supervisor and consultant to the faculty at the Naval Medical Center Department of Psychiatry in Portsmouth, Virginia.
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