Denial: The Simple (?) Refusal To Admit - Deepstash

Denial: The Simple (?) Refusal To Admit

Denial: The Simple (?) Refusal To Admit

Denial, probably the most basic of ego defences, is the simple refusal to admit to certain unacceptable or unmanageable aspects of reality, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. An example of denial is a middle-aged physician who ignores the classic signs and symptoms of a heart attack—crushing central chest pain radiating into the left arm, associated with sweating, shortness of breath, and nausea—and casually carries on with his game of golf.

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