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  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is range of similar conditions including Asperger syndrome.
  • Affects person’s social interaction, communication, interests & behavior.
  • In children – ASD symptoms seen before 3 yrs., yet diagnosis can be made after 3yrs of age.

Features of autism: Spoken language, behaviour, interaction with others

Defense mechanism-Basics

Defense mechanism-Basics

→ Defense mechanism prevents excessive unbearable anxiety due to unacceptable urges

→ These unacceptable urges reflect the conflict between the ID and superego

→ The defense mechanism is produced by Ego

  1. Narcissistic Defense Mechanisms

  2. Immature Defense Mechanisms

  3. Neurotic Defense Mechanisms

  4. Mature Defense Mechanism

All Defense mechanisms are at unconscious level except Suppression which is conscious and voluntary

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