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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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September 29th 2021


a drug which increases activation of the central nervoussystem and the autonomic nervous system;decreasing fatigue, increasing physical activity andalertness, diminish hunger, and result in a temporaryelevation of mood.