intrapsychic conflict

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a mental struggle arising from the clash of incompatible or opposing impulses, wishes, drives, or external demands.
decisional conflict (specify) a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state of uncertainty about the course of action to be taken when choice among competing actions involves risk, loss, or challenge to personal values.
extrapsychic conflict that between the self and the external environment.
intrapsychic conflict conflict between incompatible or opposing wishes, impulses, needs, thoughts, or demands within one's own mind.
parental role conflict a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as experience by a parent of role confusion and conflict in response to crisis. See also parenting.
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Dissociation is also considered as a disrupted information-processing reaction due to intrapsychic conflict. (5,6) In this model a person's consciousness receives information from conflicting states of mind.
This individual will likely experience significant intrapsychic conflict. The male who avoids homosexual behaviour and who has not fallen in love romantically with another male (affect), but who nonetheless experiences homosexual imagery in dreams and in waking states (cognition), would also likely feel conflict.
Those who have homosexual contacts but, because of censorious social pressures, intrapsychic conflict, or both, are unable to accept that they are gay are also homosexual.
Infant behavior exhibits primitive sexuality; the roots of neurosis or intrapsychic conflict lie in infant experience.
Specifically, the drive/structure theories emphasize the primacy of the drives (instincts), the role of libido and aggression, intrapsychic conflict, and the central importance of the Oedipal period.
According to Psychodynamic perspective of depression; the first serious challenge to Kraepelin's biogenic theory of mood disorder came from Freud and other early psychoanalytic theorists who argued that depression was not a symptom of organic dysfunction but a massive defense mounted by the ego against intrapsychic conflict. Karl Abraham (1948) had suggested that depression arises when one loses a love object toward which one had ambivalent feelings positive and negative.
The underlying intrapsychic conflict occurs when boys feel that they must match the masculine ideal, or they have failed the socialized task of initial masculinity and risk the potential disappointment/rejection from the paternal object.