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In KungFu Panda, Master Oogway urges Shifu to believe that he can train a big fat cuddly Panda to become the Dragon Warrior – a Kung-Fu warrior who can beat the vain Tai Lung. In Matrix, Morpheus motivates Neo to believe that he is The One – the one who can lead the human race to victory over sentient machines. In these make-believe stories, we see the power of belief. What if the other extreme is also true – what if being in denial makes you believe that a certain thing does not exist. I know a few people who say that if you do not make a big deal about illness, it won’t be a big deal. Here’s what happens when some women repeatedly tell themselves that they are not pregnant when they are:

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/the-babies-in-the-freezer-neonaticide-pregnancy-denial-mental-illness-95639/

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