Psychological act of excluding impulses or desires from consciousness. Exclusion of a specific event from the memory and having no conscious recollection of it. May also play a part in denial or other forms of mental defense, whereby a subject may avoid unpleasant or hurtful realities by repressing and negating those realities.

REPRESSION: "Repression is common in victims of sexual abuse."
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