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Denial is a defense mechanism postulated by Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence. The subject may use:

The concept of denial is particularly important to the study of addiction. The theory of denial was first researched seriously by Anna Freud. She classified denial as a mechanism of the immature mind, because it conflicts with the ability to learn from and cope with reality. Where denial occurs in mature minds, it is most often associated with death, dying and rape. More recent research has significantly expanded the scope and utility of the concept. Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross used denial as the first of five stages in the psychology of a dying patient, and the idea has been extended to include the reactions of survivors to news of a death. Thus, when parents are informed of the death of a child, their first reaction is often of the form, "No! You must have the wrong house, you can't mean our child!"

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* We shall have lost something vital and beyond price on the day when the state denies us the right to resort to force... - Louis D. Brandeis

* The soul is that which denies the body. For example, that which refuses to run when the body trembles, to strike when the body is angry, to drink when the body is thirsty. - Alain

* No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. - Alice Walker


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  • Policewoman denies abuse
    A police officer denies allegations she racially abused a taxi driver in Queenstown last year while affected by a cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol. read more Read more on this news related to 'Denies'
  • Officer denies racial abuse on taxi driver
    A police officer denies allegations she racially abused a taxi driver in Queenstown last year while affected by a cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol.Jeanette May McNee, 44, of Lake Hayes Estate, was charged with using offensive... Read more on this news related to 'Denies'
  • Man Accused Of Leaking Naked Celebrity iCloud Photos Denies Everything
    Bryan Hamade denies claims that he hacked into the iCloud accounts of celebrities. Read more on this news related to 'Denies'

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