Adaptive Coping Strategies vs. Maladaptive Coping Strategies

ADAPTIVE COPING STRATEGIES MALADAPTIVE COPING STRATEGIES
Seek More Information Blame Yourself or Someone Else
Talk With Others (i.e., Seek Support) Reduce Tension by Drinking, Eating, etc.
Seek Direction From An Authority Collaborative Relationship With Doctor Denial

Laugh It Off

Accept, But Redefine It (i.e. Shift Perception from Sick To Different) Do Anything, However Reckless
Distract Yourself, Avoid Negative Cognitive Styles (i.e. Black and White Thinking) Accept the Inevitable