What are common coping behaviors for hospitalized teenagers?

Common coping behaviors for hospitalized teenagers include the following:
  • defense mechanisms
  • intellectualization (finding out everything there is to know about why they are in the hospital)
  • conformity (giving in, often seen as withdrawal)
  • uncooperative behavior
This content originally appeared on the Alliance for Kids website.

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