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We all find ways of coping with stress. Some coping strategies are not as helpful as others. For example, negative coping responses often make your stress worse, because they wear you down over time or are temporary distractions. On the other hand, positive coping responses keep you in the present moment and give you chances to actively work toward solving your problems. Not all positive coping responses will work for every person. Try several until you find one that works for you.
All coping responses have limitations. They may:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerChristine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as ofDecember 7, 2017
Current as of:
December 7, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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