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Soyemi 1 Mosaic 851, Section 77 Dr. David Racker James Soyemi Defense Mechanisms as a Channel to Momentarily Escape Reality Every day we face situations that cause stress and anxiety. These situations would be overwhelming for us if we did not have strategies for coping with them. Defense mechanisms such as denial, projection, rationalization, and repression are a way human beings protect themselves from shame, anxiety and unacceptable feelings. I believe defense mechanisms are bad and can be harmful if they become a person’s primary mode of responding to problems. According to Sigmund Freud case studies in Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis , defense mechanisms contribute to unconscious behavior in an individual during obsessional neurosis. Based on Freud’s interpretation repression is a form of defense mechanism, while resistance is expressed through psychoanalytic therapy. In many cases examined the issues people face in adulthood can be traced to their childhood. The excessive usage of defense mechanisms is the blame of social isolation and distortion of reality many individuals face as an adult. Defense mechanisms temporarily solve our problems, which will later affect us in life. This justifies my opinion of defense mechanism being a bad thing for individuals.
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Soyemi 2 Freud’s Theory of defense mechanisms are connected to neurosis was also established by George Vaillant. George Vaillant is an American psychiatrist that categorized defense
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