Methods of coping with morally distressing situations were also identified (McClendon & Buckner, 2007).
The morally distressing situations described by Wilkinson (1987), Elpern et al.
Abstract: Sexual intrusive thoughts (SITs) are common in both clinical and non-clinical populations and these experiences are distressing for many.
For most people, intrusive thoughts are relatively short-lived and undisruptive; however, they are highly problematic and distressing for some (Freeston & Ladouceur, 1999) and are thought to be underreported even in clinical populations (Grant, Pinto, Gunnip, Mancebo, Eisen, & Rasmussen, 2006).
Hand-scraping is the most-common distressing technique.
Any wood species can be distressed, but those that adapt well to hand- distressing include walnut, oak, hickory/pecan and pine.
This extensively researched coping (or defensive) modality implicates cognitions and behaviors that seek toward off anxiety, minimize threat, and alleviate related distressing emotions.
Goals include: (a) identifying life situations that increase distress, (b) reducing the scope of distressing emotions and their impact on coping efforts, (c) increasing the effectiveness of problem-solving coping efforts to manage problematic situations, and (d) teaching skills that will enable the cancer survivor to deal effectively with distressing emotions and anticipated problems.
This observation is the latest in a series of reports linking distressing
events in a person's life to depressed immune function (SN: 5/24/80, p.
Even more distressing
is the estimate that persons with spinal cord injury commit suicide two to six times more frequently than the general population (Frisbie & Kache, 1983; Geisler, Jousse, Wynne-Jones, & Breithaupt, 1983; Judd & Brown, 1992).