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Coping mechanisms

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Avoidance Coping: What It Is, Effectiveness, & Alternatives to Try

Avoidance coping strategies involve avoiding stressful situations, experiences, or difficult thoughts and feelings as a way to cope.1, 2 While avoidance provides short-term relief, overusing it can cause more stress.1, 3, 4 Ignoring or denying problems, procrastinating, canceling plans, or using substances are all examples of avoidance-focused coping skills.2, 5

How to deal with PTSD: evidence based coping mechanisms.

How to deal with PTSD? This page offers evidence based coping strategies to reduce the severity and frequency of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms.