Negative copingNNegative copingNegative copingEnglishAdolescent;OncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z10.100000000000055.7000000000000242.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Negative coping includes the use of alcohol, drugs, overeating and other risky or aggressive behaviours to cope with stress or anxiety. Find out what you can do to avoid these behaviours or seek support for negative coping.</p><p>It is not uncommon to cope with the stress and emotions associated with caring for a child with cancer by engaging in unhealthy behaviours. These may include abusing alcohol or drugs, overeating, self-harm, risky behaviour, aggressive behaviour, excessive gambling, eating a lot of unhealthy foods or severely restricting what you eat. These can seem like attractive options because, in the very short term, they can relieve <a href="/Article?contentid=3597&language=English">anxiety</a> or help you escape your stress. However, in the long term, these ways of coping usually have a negative impact on your well-being and on the well-being of your family. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Negative coping includes unhealthy behaviours that some people may engage in to deal with stress or anxiety.</li><li>Talk to your doctor or a member of your child's health-care team if you are worried about how you are coping. </li></ul>
Stratégies d’adaptation néfastesSStratégies d’adaptation néfastesNegative copingFrenchAdolescent;OncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La consommation de l'alcool ou de drogue, manger de façon excessive et d'autres comportements dangereuses ou aggressives en réponse au stress ou à l'anxiété sont toutes des stratégies d'adaptation néfastes. Découvrez ce que vous pouvez faire pour éviter ces comportements ou demander de soutien pour l'adaptation néfaste.<br></p><p>En présence d’un stress et d’émotions intenses associés aux soins d’un enfant atteint de cancer, il n’est pas rare que l’on soit tenté par l’adoption de comportements malsains. On peut entre autres se mettre à consommer de l’alcool ou des drogues, manger de façon excessive, pratiquer l'automutilation, se comporter de manière dangereuse ou aggressive, jouer de manière excessive, manger des aliments malsains en grandes quantités ou arrêter de manger complètement ou presque. De telles options peuvent sembler attrayantes à court terme, en raison de leur efficacité pour soulager l’<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/fr/Article?contentid=3597&language=French">anxiété</a> ou vous aider à vous évader de la réalité. Toutefois, à long terme, de tels comportements ont un impact nuisible sur votre bien-être et celui du reste de votre famille.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Les stratégies d'adaptation néfastes incluent des comportements malsains que certaines personnes entreprennent pour gérer le stress ou l'anxiété.</li><li>Parlez à votre médecin ou un membre de l'équipe de soins de santé de votre enfant si vous vous inquiétez de la manière dont vous comportez.<br></li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Negative coping3599.00000000000Negative copingNegative copingNEnglishAdolescent;OncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z10.100000000000055.7000000000000242.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Negative coping includes the use of alcohol, drugs, overeating and other risky or aggressive behaviours to cope with stress or anxiety. Find out what you can do to avoid these behaviours or seek support for negative coping.</p><p>It is not uncommon to cope with the stress and emotions associated with caring for a child with cancer by engaging in unhealthy behaviours. These may include abusing alcohol or drugs, overeating, self-harm, risky behaviour, aggressive behaviour, excessive gambling, eating a lot of unhealthy foods or severely restricting what you eat. These can seem like attractive options because, in the very short term, they can relieve <a href="/Article?contentid=3597&language=English">anxiety</a> or help you escape your stress. However, in the long term, these ways of coping usually have a negative impact on your well-being and on the well-being of your family. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Negative coping includes unhealthy behaviours that some people may engage in to deal with stress or anxiety.</li><li>Talk to your doctor or a member of your child's health-care team if you are worried about how you are coping. </li></ul><p>It is possible to learn new, healthier coping strategies to replace more harmful ones. If you are engaging in negative coping or are worried about how you are coping, professional support can really help. Talk to your doctor or a member of your child’s health-care team. They will be able to recommend resources to help you cope in a way that is safe for yourself and your family. </p><p>Sometimes a feeling of shame can prevent people from seeking support to change unhealthy coping habits. But feeling ashamed can actually help the cycle of negative coping to continue. It takes a lot of strength to admit when you need help. Remember that your child will learn coping behaviours from watching you. By seeking support for yourself when you need it, you show your teenager that it’s OK to admit when you’re struggling and to accept help. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Negative_coping_TTC_Cancer.jpgNegative copingFalse