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Defense Mechanisms

"Defense Mechanisms" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Unconscious process used by an individual or a group of individuals in order to cope with impulses, feelings or ideas which are not acceptable at their conscious level; various types include reaction formation, projection and self reversal.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Defense Mechanisms" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Defense Mechanisms" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 106 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 1998
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.