Event Title

Maladaptive coping and mental health

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Background: This paper discussed about definition of maladaptive coping and its causes including lack of adaptive coping knowledge, low self-esteem, poor psychological functioning, peer interactions, traumatic life events and others. Additionally, it also talks about beneficial and realistic interventions which encompasses individual and community approach, positive thinking, adopting dispositional optimism, psychological resilience and mindfulness meditation.

Method: Research journals from 2006-2012 were studied then reliable and authentic information were gathered. Coping mechanisms including adaptive and maladaptive coping, mental health and illness and psycho therapies were the topics that are considered.

Findings: It is concluded from the studies that maladaptive coping is the most common problem observed in psychciatric pateints which detoriates their health or is a cause for being psychatric patient. This chief issue in health settings influences individuals way of living due to the advancement of their diseases. Both eastern and western literature has showed evidence for presence of this issue. In Pakistani culture, maladaptive coping is becoming a trend in every individuals either young or old. Therefore, nurses and health institution should make interventions which may help people to make a step towards adaptive way and make people able to be called as mentally healthy, which can be done only by creating awareness among community members

Keywords: mental health, maladaptive coping, coping mechanism, psychological functioning

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Maladaptive coping and mental health

Auditorium Pond Side

Background: This paper discussed about definition of maladaptive coping and its causes including lack of adaptive coping knowledge, low self-esteem, poor psychological functioning, peer interactions, traumatic life events and others. Additionally, it also talks about beneficial and realistic interventions which encompasses individual and community approach, positive thinking, adopting dispositional optimism, psychological resilience and mindfulness meditation.

Method: Research journals from 2006-2012 were studied then reliable and authentic information were gathered. Coping mechanisms including adaptive and maladaptive coping, mental health and illness and psycho therapies were the topics that are considered.

Findings: It is concluded from the studies that maladaptive coping is the most common problem observed in psychciatric pateints which detoriates their health or is a cause for being psychatric patient. This chief issue in health settings influences individuals way of living due to the advancement of their diseases. Both eastern and western literature has showed evidence for presence of this issue. In Pakistani culture, maladaptive coping is becoming a trend in every individuals either young or old. Therefore, nurses and health institution should make interventions which may help people to make a step towards adaptive way and make people able to be called as mentally healthy, which can be done only by creating awareness among community members

Keywords: mental health, maladaptive coping, coping mechanism, psychological functioning