Definition: 'Symptom Substitution'
symptom substitutionType: Term
1. an unconscious psychological process by which a repressed impulse is indirectly manifested through a particular symptom, anxiety, compulsion, depression, hallucination, obsession.
Synonyms: symptom formation
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