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Old 05-01-2010
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In your clinic and yo are telling a patient about his diagnosis which was cancer the patient remembered his brother who died from the same disease last year and all of the sudden he had heart attack.
So what Deffense mechansim would that be?
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"Somatization" may be an answer I think ... There are no MCQ in this exam ... But I think that the patient has remembered a "past event which was emotional for him", and due to that he had a heart attack. Well, I am not sure about that one indeed ... Any other suggestions ?
I also thought of "Regression".. Although its far from being the answer.
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You had a point.
I was thinking acting out since it is unacceptable feeling< disease> been expresses through action which was the anxiety and stress heart attack.
But i am not sure
Now i think it is Somatization

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I'd go with somatization too.. possibly the closest answer..
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yes i was thinking somatization too. making a fear cause a real disease.
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