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Defence reaction   /dɪfˈɛns riˈækʃən/   Listen
Defence reaction

noun
1.
(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires.  Synonyms: defence, defence mechanism, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction.






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Words linked to "Defence reaction" :   unconscious process, isolation, intellectualisation, displacement, psychological medicine, defense reaction, psychiatry, defence mechanism, psychoanalytic process, rationalization, regression, projection, intellectualization, rationalisation, conversion, psychopathology, denial, reaction formation, compensation, repression, idealization, process, idealisation



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