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Defense Mechanisms

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Defense mechanisms offer protection from stress or anxiety by allowing the individual to adapt to internal conflict and stressors. They circumvent thoughts or situations that are anxiety-inducing. Defense mechanisms, as described by Sigmund Freud, include:     Regression: Regression occurs when a person retreats to behavior that occurred during an earlier developmental period. For example, a person […]