ego boundary

ego boundary

(in psychiatry) a sense or awareness that there is a distinction between the real and unreal. In some psychoses the person does not have an ego boundary and cannot differentiate his or her personal perceptions and feelings from those of other people.
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In the therapeutic trance state, changes in ego boundary are easily accomplished (Brenman, Gill, & Hacker, 1947).
Chapters discuss theories of alienation, the essence of good and evil, the ego boundary and protecting one's "realself", and much more.
A flexible ego boundary (indicated by ongoing issues of separation and relation) would explain the difficulty that Camila experiences in separating her own identity from her mother's.
In other words, the usual dissociative ego boundary control comes under self-control.