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Descriptor in English: Defense Mechanisms
Descriptor in Spanish: Mecanismos de Defensa
Descriptor in Portuguese: Mecanismos de Defesa
Descriptor in French: Mécanismes de défense
Entry term(s): Mechanisms, Defense
Tree number(s): F01.393
Scope note: Unconscious process used by an individual or a group of individuals in order to cope with impulses, feelings or ideas which are not acceptable at their conscious level; various types include reaction formation, projection and self reversal.
DeCS UI: 3687
Descriptor UI: D003674
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Defense Mechanisms - Preferred
Concept UI M0005748
Scope note Unconscious process used by an individual or a group of individuals in order to cope with impulses, feelings or ideas which are not acceptable at their conscious level; various types include reaction formation, projection and self reversal.
Preferred term Defense Mechanisms
Entry term(s) Mechanisms, Defense



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