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using a reasonable excuse or acceptance explanation for behavior in order to avoid the real reason or true motivation


placing the blame for ones own actions or inadequacies on someone else or on circumstances rather then accepting the responsibility for the actions.


transferring feelings about one person to someone else.


substitution of one goal for another goal in oder to achieve success.


this is a dreamlike thought process that occurs when a person is awake.


involves the transfer of unacceptable or painful ideas, feelings,and thoughts into the unconscious mind.


similar to repression but the person is aware of the unacceptable feelings or thoughts and refuses to deal with them.


disbelief of an event or idea that is too frightening or shocking for a person to cope with.


2 main ways withrawal can occur; individuals can either cease to communicate or remove themselves physically from a situation.

Anorexia Nervosa

(anorexia) its a psychological disorder in which a person drastically reduces food intake or refuses to eat at all.


psychological disorder in which a person alternately binges ( eats excessively) and the fasts, or refuses to eat at all.


when a person induces vomiting or uses laxatives to get rid of food that has been eaten.

chemical abuse

use of substances such as alcohol or drugs and the development of a physical or mental dependence on these chemicals.


taking your life to solve a solution.

Alzheimer disease

can lead to irreversible loss of memory, deterioration of intellectual functions


thickening of the walls of the arteries, can also decrease blood supply to brain.

subjective observations

cannot b seen or felt and are commonly called symptoms. complaints by the patient.

objective observations

can b seen or measured and are commonly called signs.

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