SYMPTOM FORMATION

Psychoanalytic theory. Developing a somatic or behavioural manifestation from an unconscious impulse that provokes anxiety.

SYMPTOM FORMATION: "Symptom formation can provoke anxiety."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SYMPTOM FORMATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/symptom-formation/ (accessed June 24, 2019).
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