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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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Regression

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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