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(E) Repression

(D) Anxiety

(C) Regression

(B) Rationalization

(A) Disassociation

A 36-year-old woman seeks treatment in a hospital emergency room. She complains of severe tightness in her chest, feeling "like I'm suffocating," and asks if she is going to die. Her pulse rate is 119, her breathing is rapid and shallow, her pupils are somewhat constricted, and her speech is fast and tense. She says that her symptoms began 2 or 3 hours ago, that they appeared suddenly, but that they didn't seem to be associated with any trauma, physical exertion, or unusually stressful circumstance. After eliminating gross cardiopulmonary pathology, you might suspect that her symptoms are related to a psychological factor of

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