defence mechanism

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If suspects give no evidence of an impaired mental state in their responses, the case probably will not involve a mental defense.
However, these details do not always include relevant information about the defendant's mental state, and such omissions may introduce uncertainties that make mental defenses more likely to arise and succeed.
Farrell, that means staying on top of your emotional needs and reorganizing your mental defenses.
Hurt" gives us a microscopic gaze at the conduct of men under the duress of urban combat, providing unmistakable, if subtle, clues to each man's personality attributes and mental defenses.
This, in turn, tests her carefully constructed mental defenses to their limit.
95; 446 pages) provides information on how to combat the effects of post-traumatic stress and discusses coping mechanisms, emotional triggers, and mental defenses.