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How Do We Use Mental Defense Mechanisms In Depression?

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Woman talking to a therapist.
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Woman in denial.
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Denial


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Projection


Stressed out man.
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Idealization


Woman feeling annoyed.
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Passive aggression


Woman angry during an argument.
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Anger


Sad woman on a bench.
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Repression


Three happy friends smiling.
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Reaction formation


Mother yelling at her scared son.
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Identification with the aggressor


Woman working hard.
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Compensation


Man crying in therapy.
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Are mental defense mechanisms ineffective?