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Default 52 yo dying woman afraid to be left alone

A 52-year-old woman is admitted to the hospital because of breast cancer metastatic to the liver. Her prognosis is poor. She begs her husband to stay with her at the hospital because she is afraid to be left alone. Which of the following defense mechanisms best explains her behavior?

(A) Denial
(B) Displacement
(C) Regression
(D) Repression
(E) Sublimation
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imthink the ans is D.
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usually in chronic ill patients they have regression in the maturational clock in a way of dealing with the world .. But im very bad with all ego defense psych stuff so maybe other ideas?
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its regression..you regress in the times of acute stress..for e.g. the wife talks to her husband in a childish way when shes sick.
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think its regression..
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Am with you guys, it's regression
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yes u're ryte guys! the answer is regression.
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