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Descriptor English: Defense Mechanisms
Descriptor Spanish: Mecanismos de Defensa
Descriptor Portuguese: Mecanismos de Defesa
Descriptor French: Mécanismes de défense
Entry term(s): Mechanisms, Defense
Tree number(s): F01.393
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003674
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 ID: 3687
Unique ID: D003674
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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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