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loss of ego function

an expression synonymous with 'resistance', 'defence mechanism', avoidance mechanism, interruption of the cycle, etc. Each writer adopts their own terminology. (c.f. resistance)

Definition excerpted with permission from Ginger, Serge International Glossary of Gestalt Psychotherapy (Seven languages including English. Order from FORGE at 183 rue Lecourbe; 75015 Paris, France) Paperback 1995.