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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. Heidi Fowler
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Coping With Disasters (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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

Disasters Preventio: Natural Disasters Prevention:
Have emergency supplies of food, water, medications, batteries, radio.
Follow advice of Civil Defense Agency, County and State officials.
Plan for shelter and Going to a public shelter when needed.
Coping mechanisms:
•Feel the WONDER of Life Force keeping you Alive
•Feel the BLESSINGS of your Life
•Accept the Losses
•Believe in Healing powers of your Body and Mind ...Read more

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My mother died from complications of anorexia when i was 12. Now a 50 year old married man with kids coping with mdd for many years. Is there connecti?

My mother died from complications of anorexia when i was 12. Now a 50 year old married man with kids coping with mdd for many years. Is there connecti?

Of course: You mention you lost your mom at such an early age; also, remember that eating disorders and depression are very often associated (we may wonder if your mom also suffered from depression). Statiscally yes (both entities associate) and possibly also yes as a factor (because of genetic inheritance, and trauma) that caused or helped develop your mdd. ...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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What is the medical definition of coping?

What is the medical definition of coping?

Coping: Coping = efforts made to minimize negative impact of stress, consciously engaging in solving problems & to make situation tolerable. ...Read more

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My autistic son screams alot. Is there any coping secrets or theroputic measures to help him?

My autistic son screams alot. Is there any coping secrets or theroputic measures to help him?

Yes : The first step is to determine what may be causing the screaming. If he is non-verbal it may be related to pain, frustration from inability to communicate , anger or sensory overload. Your medical provider can start by helping to rule out pain and an occupational therapist can be helpful with sensory integration. If it appears behavioral applied behavioral therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Are there any mental techniques for coping with labour pains?

Are there any mental techniques for coping with labour pains?

Labor pains: Some women have used hypnosis to cope with labor pain. Certainly the lamaze breathing techniques were designed to help women cope. Pain can cause labor to slow down and last longer. Women's perception of pain is different and some women can tolerate pain better than others. Modern anesthetic pain relief helps mothers cope with labor pain and doesn't affect the baby. ...Read more

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Menieres desease, I have trouble coping with the decease. Is there any hope for me?

Menieres desease, I have trouble coping with the decease. Is there any hope for me?

Yes: Speak with an ENT doctor. There are meds that can help and exercises you can do at home that often help. Go on you tube and search for these exercises. ...Read more

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What are ways of coping with hirsutism?

What are  ways of coping with hirsutism?

Hirsutism: Local treatment -- waxing, shaving, laser. Medical evaluation and therapy -- see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are some solutions on coping with bullies?

What are some solutions on coping with bullies?

Therapy & Gov.Sites: Since this is usually a chronic frequent event for the person being bullied the earlier they enter therapy to learn how to cope the better. If ignored life long psychological damage can result. The kind of coping often depends upon the kind of bulling and severity. Their is a web site stopbullying.Gov which i suggest you look up. ...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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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

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Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with heat waves.

Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with heat waves.

Stay hydrated!: A good list of DOs: DO stay hydrated, stay in the shade, wear light colored clothing, avoid strenuous exercise in the heat, if exercising -do so during the cooler times of the day or in an AC room. Slow down. Seek places with AC (malls, libraries etc) if you don't have it at home and be prepared for power outages! Lower shades on windows. Take cool baths & give your pets have plenty of water too ...Read more

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What are the coping strategies for living with illness or disability?

What are the coping strategies for living with illness or disability?

Remember Humanity: As difficult as it is to live with a recognized illness or disability, the invisible ones (like vision loss, mental illness, etc.) pose the additional challenge of being dismissed by able-bodied folks as minimal. Do not "become" your disability, but rather, seek to find meaning in the ways that you still can heal others, and in so doing, you heal yourself. ...Read more

Man Made Disasters (Definition)

Man-Made disasters are large scale catastrophes caused by industrial or scientific accidents, engineering flaws (ie a collapsed bridge), or war, ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more