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Doctor insights on: Defense Mechanisms Used By Alcoholics

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What are psychological defense mechanisms?

Avoid Pain: They are unconscious ways of defending your ego or psyche from painful situations or revelations. ...Read more

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Does the body have a defense mechanism against wounds?

Does the body have a defense mechanism against wounds?

An amazing system: As dr. Berg said, our body's defense mechanism against wounds is amazing. It is truly extraordinary and exceptionally effective. If we didn't have such an effective system, wounds would never heal and everyone would die from infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: defense mechanism?

What is the definition or description of: defense mechanism?

See below: In freudian psychoanalytic theory, defence mechanisms (or defense mechanisms) are psychological strategies brought into play by the unconscious mind to manipulate, deny, or distort reality (through processes including, but not limited to, repression, identification, or rationalization), and to maintain a socially acceptable self-image or self-schema. ...Read more

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Did freud invent the term a defense mechanism?

Did freud invent the term a defense mechanism?

Yes: Anna!: In "the ego and the mechanisms of defense, " sigmund freud's daughter anna outlined the defenses. She also showed how they hide from you the anxiety of confronting your weaknesses. ...Read more

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I feel as if my anxiety has turn in some sort of defense mechanism to fearlessness. I am very intense now, I wonder how to calm down now.

I feel as if my anxiety has turn in some sort of defense mechanism to fearlessness.  I am very intense now, I wonder how to  calm down now.

Med side effects?: Part of your anxiety and intensity may be from a side effect caused by both Haldol and Fanapt (iloperidone) which is a motor restlessness. Some people pace, "can't sit still," need to keep moving and can appear agitated. Please review with prescribing doctor and ask what to do. It's very helpful also to talk about your anxiety with a therapist for ways to cope. I hope this helps and you feel better. ...Read more

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Do you think substance abuse can be defense mechanism ?

Yes, but a poor one: Many if not most people with substance abuse come from dysfunctional families & suffer from anxiety &/or depression. Many are very sensitive souls.They use substances as a way to escape, emotionally numb themselves & self-medicate.Unfortunately, substance abuse not only fails to solve their problems but adds to them.Counseling, appropriate medications/herbs/supplements & meditation will help more. ...Read more

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Is a fever a defense mechanism for the human body. What will happen if a fever is allowed to run high?

Is a fever a defense mechanism for the human body. What will happen if a fever is allowed to run high?

Yes: Many feel that fever is beneficial, although unproven. Fevers of 105 and above have the potential to damage brain tissue, or can compromise the cardiovascular system in patients who have underlying cardiac issues. ...Read more

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Whenever I try to vent to my parents they get mad and invalidate my depressed feelings. Is this a defense mechanism so they don't have to deal w/ it?

Whenever I try to vent to my parents they get mad and invalidate my depressed feelings. Is this a defense mechanism so they don't have to deal w/ it?

It could be ...: Whatever it is though, I know it can be frustrating. I would try to focus less on what it means to them and more on how you can deal with it. You might try telling them about how you feel when you share things with them. It has probably been this way a long time and I wouldn't expect things to change overnight. Things might not change at all, despite your best efforts. ...Read more

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I used to consider myself a social drinker but find myself drinking more and more- when am I an alcoholic?

I used to consider myself a social drinker but find myself drinking more and more- when am I an alcoholic?

CAGE Questionnaire: Ask yourself these questions: 1) do you feel the need to cut back on your drinking? 2) are you annoyed when others ask you to stop? 3) do you feel guilty about drinking? 4) do you need an "eye-opener" drink in the morning to get going? More than one 'yes' response to any of these questions raises suspicion of alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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