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  hopkinsk - 06/17/17 09:11
 
  A pathologist receives a phone call from a patient who was diagnosed with a 15-cm recurrent, mediastinal
seminoma. During the conversation it becomes clear that despite the patient's obvious intelligence, the man does not really understand that his disease is probably incurable. The patient keeps talking about his long-term plans for the future, and believes that the pathologist must have misunderstood, how big his tumor was. Later, the surgeon tells the pathologist that he has spent 12 hours over the last six months trying to explain the prognosis to the patient. The patient is most likely using which of the following defense mechanisms?


A. Denial

B. Displacement

C. Reaction formation

D. Regression

E. Repression
 
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  pinkunicorn - 06/18/17 13:52
 
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