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denial


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(di-ny-ăl)

a psychological process in which an individual refuses to accept an aspect of reality despite robust evidence of this. It is seen particularly in dying patients who refuse to accept their impending death and in those who have problems with alcohol or drug dependency.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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