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while telling the patient about his diagnosis which was cancer he said to his wife: Oh honey i need you support without it i cannot fight this disease.

What mental defense mechanism is this
 

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while telling the patient about his diagnosis which was cancer he said to his wife: Oh honey i need you support without it i cannot fight this disease.

What mental defense mechanism is this
Reggression!? Going back acting as a younger age, in this case, acting like a child
 
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