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reaction formation

 a defencemechanism whereby a person a behaviour is displayed that is the opposite of aforbidden impulse. An example would be a man who deals with his homosexual feelingsby displaying external resentment towardshomosexuals.

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Diagnostic andStatistical Manual (DSM)

amulti-axial manual used for theclassification, definition and description of mental healthdisorders.