52 yo dying woman afraid to be left alone - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-23-2010
Seetal's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 919
Threads: 134
Thanked 1,394 Times in 386 Posts
Reputation: 1417
Send a message via MSN to Seetal
Default 52 yo dying woman afraid to be left alone

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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 04-23-2010
USMLE Forums Veteran
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 234
Threads: 63
Thanked 136 Times in 67 Posts
Reputation: 166
Default

imthink the ans is D.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-23-2010
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 32
Threads: 4
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
Reputation: 23
Default 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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 04-23-2010
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 6
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Reputation: 13
Default

its regression..you regress in the times of acute stress..for e.g. the wife talks to her husband in a childish way when shes sick.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-23-2010
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 150
Threads: 44
Thanked 97 Times in 28 Posts
Reputation: 107
Default

think its regression..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-23-2010
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 82
Threads: 4
Thanked 86 Times in 33 Posts
Reputation: 96
Default

Am with you guys, it's regression
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-23-2010
Seetal's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 919
Threads: 134
Thanked 1,394 Times in 386 Posts
Reputation: 1417
Send a message via MSN to Seetal
Default

yes u're ryte guys! the answer is regression.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
Behavioral-Sciences-, Step-1-Questions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Terminal Care for an old dying man Hohepa USMLE Step 1 Forum 20 10-14-2016 10:27 PM
23 yo woman with increased β-hCG Seetal USMLE Step 1 Forum 9 04-18-2010 10:02 AM
Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction of 25%! Seetal USMLE Step 1 Forum 8 04-18-2010 09:56 AM
Left parasternal heave Estrabad USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 4 12-26-2009 07:20 AM

Find Us on Facebook
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2019)