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Defense Mechanisms

DefendedEncountered while making flash cards--hadn't seen this elsewhere, but seems helpful (and wouldn't fit on a card)--Vaillant's Levels of Defense Mechanisms:

Level I - psychotic defences (i.e. psychotic denial, delusional projection)
Level II - immature defences (i.e. fantasy, projection, passive aggression, acting out)
Level III - neurotic defences (i.e. intellectualization, reaction formation, dissociation, displacement, repression)
Level IV - mature defences (i.e. humour, sublimation, suppression, altruism, anticipation)
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