Category Archives: Coping

The Cognitive Activation Theory of Stress

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Acute stress is a highly adaptive response, but it may become chronic, and then we need to rethink the way we live.

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Self-Harm as a Means of Coping With Emotional Distress

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The number (prevalence) of self-harmers is relatively high in the general population. Self-harm is involved in as much as 225 out of 100.000 emergencies in the U.S., according to the emergency departments (Puskar et al., 2006). Continue reading