Defense mechanisms in adolescents as a function of age, sex, and mental health status.

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OBJECTIVE To modify an existing instrument to provide a valid assessment of defense mechanisms in adolescents and to examine defense structure and usage as a function of age, sex, and mental health status. METHOD Six hundred ninety-three subjects (187 nonclinic adolescents, 229 internalizing females, 99 incarcerated male delinquents, and 178 nonclinic… (More)

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@article{Feldman1996DefenseMI, title={Defense mechanisms in adolescents as a function of age, sex, and mental health status.}, author={Sid Feldman and Katy L. B. Araujo and Hans Herbert Steiner}, journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry}, year={1996}, volume={35 10}, pages={1344-54} }