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Table 3 Description of defensive mechanisms

From: Interrelation between defensive mechanisms and coping strategies in psychiatry trainees in Romania: a multicenter study

Defensive mechanism Median 25% 75% Minimum Maximum
Superior adaptation 95 86 105 61 129
Disavowal 23 19.5 28 10 52
Mental inhibition 52.5 41 63 28 92
Major distortion 21 14 28 8 51
Minor distortion 20 15 26.5 8 43
Action 27.5 22 36 10 59