A 16 year old patient had recently undergone an orthopaedic surgery due to an accident. She is stable and can care for herself. Few days after, she started not to feed and wash herself even though she is physically able to. What could be the reason for this behaviour?

  • She wants to displace her experience by not taking care of herself.

  • She wants to repress her feeling to forget the accident.

  • she is depressed

  • She went to an earlier state which is very dependent. She wants the same attention she had before when she was ill.