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A 25 year old woman is admitted to the psychiatric unit following an overdose of sleeping pills. She seems very angry for being held in the hospital, since she just wanted to "show her boyfriend" (who had broken up with her) how upset she was. She tells the intern on the unit that he is do caring and competent and that she has never met such a doctor. She complains that no one understands her and that the only one who can really help her is the intern. The intern feels flattered, without realizing that the patient is using a defense mechanism. Which of the following defense mechanisms is the patient most likely using?

A) Displacement
B) distortion
C) Primitive idealization
D) Projection
E) Splitting



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the correct answer given is C....(source-kaplan q book)


im confused....can anyone make this clearer....
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She never said that other doctors were bad (after saying that they were great initially) but that "no one understands her" and that the only one who helps her is the intern.
Neither does she has a h/o multiple suicide attempts or feeling of chronic emptiness and unstable relationships.

Splitting vs primitive idealization

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In splitting person have divided external things into two extremes good or bad and they rapidly shifts these things either good or bad, Whereas in primitive idealization person have similar thinking but there is no shifting between good and bad things i.e, idealize personality remains ideal in any circumstances.

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Splitting
A child after attending his first class from a new teacher responds that he is the best teacher he ever met,on the next day when this teacher ask a question from him and he is unable to answer,he respond that this teacher is too rude.

Primitive idealization
The teacher which is idealize in the above case will remain ideal and the individual curse himself not been able to answer a simple question.
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So whats the correct option?

Splitting???
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Splitting???
You can't figure that out with all the information provided in this thread?
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A 25 year old woman is admitted to the psychiatric unit following an overdose of sleeping pills. She seems very angry for being held in the hospital, since she just wanted to "show her boyfriend" (who had broken up with her) how upset she was. She tells the intern on the unit that he is do caring and competent and that she has never met such a doctor. She complains that no one understands her and that the only one who can really help her is the intern. The intern feels flattered, without realizing that the patient is using a defense mechanism. Which of the following defense mechanisms is the patient most likely using?

A) Displacement
B) distortion
C) Primitive idealization
D) Projection
E) Splitting



do explain your answers.....
Buzzword: Never met such doctor
So will go with
E. splitting


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You can't figure that out with all the information provided in this thread?
i feel the same...information provided has been inadequate......

but the correct answer given is C...........
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