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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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