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Dr. Rachel Goldstein
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Coping With Disasters (Overview)

Coping with disaster is an activity in which a person must quickly plan a course of action to maintain safety and stability for himself and his family during a crisis, such as an earthquake, a big flood, a war, a crime wave, a destructive fire, etc...


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What are the common natural disasters coping mechanisms?

What are the common natural disasters coping mechanisms?

Depends: on what you are asking! In "general" when people are in natural disasters they are in shock. There is fear/anxiety, and grief. There are many ways people cope in response to disasters, and I would suggest going to FEMA.org for more info. People who have a disaster plan in advance will do better coping than those that do not, so like they say in the Boy Scouts, "Be prepared!" ...Read more

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Dr. Rachel Goldstein
22 doctors shared insights

Coping With Disasters (Overview)

Coping with disaster is an activity in which a person must quickly plan a course of action to maintain safety and stability for himself and his family during a crisis, such as an earthquake, a big flood, a war, a crime wave, a destructive fire, etc...


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Please tell me the common natural disasters prevention and coping mechanisms?

Academics: This sounds like a school project- it would not be right for me to complete somebody's assignment for them. ...Read more

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What are positive coping mechanisms?

What are positive coping mechanisms?

Coping methods : There are many - good self care that includes proper sleep, activity and hobbies, and overall healthy eating. With regard to work, achieving a good work-life balance as far as time. Other self care tips include, having good social support, continued personal development and learning (ie, taking a class in something fun interesting). Consider looking up models of holistic wellness for more ideas. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm not coping please help?

What to do if i'm not coping please help?

Not sure what you : Are having difficulty coping with. If you are stressed, there are excellent stress management courses you can attend. If you need a place to vent, get support and reality feedback - therapy would likely be a good option for you. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. >. ...Read more

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I have continued problems coping with BPD?

I have continued problems coping with BPD?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Borderline personality disorder or treatment is more a management issue than an issue that is curable. ...Read more

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What to do if coping with symptoms of add!?

What to do if coping with symptoms of add!?

So many things!: You don't have to "cope" anymore - there are so many therapies available. First, make sure diagnosis is correct. Many of the symptoms of ADD overlap with treatable medical conditions. Next proper sleep is essential. You need to get 7-9 hours of good sleep nightly - no exceptions. Next are behavioral interventions that can be incorporated into your life. Finally, lots of different meds are possible ...Read more

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Can smoking be a form of maladaptive coping?

Can smoking be a form of maladaptive coping?

Yes and no: kids start smoking for many reasons, but the same issues that go into other kinds of drug abuse (which is what smoking is - drug abuse) are present in those kids as well - lack of family rituals and often closeness, distant or absent fathers, and other forms of dysfunction are far more common in the families where teens start smoking than in those who don't. Later it is used to reduce anxiety etc ...Read more

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Chronic regional pain syndrome, any advice on coping?

Chronic regional pain syndrome, any advice on coping?

CrPS: Find out about some local support groups - they are all over. Go to them and you will get the support and coping advice you seek. ...Read more

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What are the challenges of coping with emotional illness?

What are the challenges of coping with emotional illness?

Many: It can be very hard to cope with any kind of emotional illness and requires a lot of support. Unfortunately the stigma of mental illness adds to the challenges of coping, but therapy and other support groups are helpful and medications may also be needed. The national alliance for the mentally ill nami.Com is a good resource for local support groups. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? Coping with symptoms of add!?

Please can I get some advice? Coping with symptoms of add!?

Encourage either: Psychologic or psychiatric evaluation for a clear cut and accurate diagnosis. A treatment plan will follow. Take care. ...Read more