Ineffective Coping

What is ineffective coping?

Ineffective coping is the inability to realistically assess stressors and use available resources to cope with your stress.

Causes of ineffective coping

Ineffective coping can result from any number of factors, including a accumulating day-to-day stress, dramatic life changes, major injury or illness, and emotional trauma.

Symptoms of ineffective coping

  • Inability to attend to routine problems
  • Difficulty with organized information
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Abuse of drugs and other chemical agents
  • Decreased use of social support
  • Poor concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Verbal admissions of inability to cope with stress
  • Inability to meet basic needs
  • Destructive behavior toward yourself or others
  • Higher illness rate
  • Change in usual communication patterns
  • Uncharacteristic risk taking

Treatments

Your clinical team will work with you to develop a practical plan to help you cope with the stressors troubling you. You may also be prescribed a tranquilizer to help you manage your immediate situation.

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Treatments for Ineffective Coping

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Symptoms and Screenings for Ineffective Coping

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Causes and Preventions for Ineffective Coping

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Education and Resources for Ineffective Coping

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Support groups for Ineffective Coping

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