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Coping strategies

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Coping strategies may be adaptive or maladaptive.

Potentially adaptive strategies include:

  • avoiding situations which bring back memories of the stressful event
  • working through the events and the consequences
  • coming to terms with the events

Maladaptive strategies include:

  • substance abuse, often alcohol
  • histrionic behaviour
  • aggression
  • deliberate self-harm

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