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A 35-year-old housewife who is married to a businessman who is constantly away presents to her primary care physician stating that she is lonely. She lashes out at her husband while he is home and has been seeing a psychiatrist for her unstable mood. On examination, she has scars on her wrists from previous suicide attempts. Which of the following defense mechanisms would she most likely employ?
A. Regression
B. Repression
C. Reaction formation
D. Sublimation
E. Splitting
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A 35-year-old housewife who is married to a businessman who is constantly away presents to her primary care physician stating that she is lonely. She lashes out at her husband while he is home and has been seeing a psychiatrist for her unstable mood. On examination, she has scars on her wrists from previous suicide attempts. Which of the following defense mechanisms would she most likely employ?
A. Regression
B. Repression
C. Reaction formation
D. Sublimation
E. Splitting
splitting :unstable mood, scars from previous suicide attempts,impulsive,sense of loneliness n ofcourse female
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e) borderline ->suicide attempt ->splitting
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reaction formation, she is suppose to be happy and make love with her husband when he is home but she is lashing out on him!
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The correct answer is E.
The patientís description is consistent with borderline personality disorder, which is characterized by:
- unstable mood, behavior, and interpersonal relationships
- suicide attempts
- boredom, emptiness, loneliness, impulsiveness
Borderline personality disorder is associated with the defense mechanism of splitting, which consists of believing people or events are either all bad or all good because of intolerance of ambiguity.

Repression is the primary defense mechanism of the ego.

Regression is associated with dependent personality disorder.

Sublimation is an unacceptable drive that is rerouted in a socially acceptable way. Individuals may choose a profession where aggression is useful.

Reaction formation is associated with obsessive compulsive disorder.
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