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A more effective route is to focus on diminishing the majoraspect of these three conditions, the maladaptive coping. Itis important for mental health nurses working with collegestudents to assess the coping style of students who presentwithsymptomsofdepression,anxiety,orstress.Nursesshould facilitate students’ understanding of how using certainmaladaptive strategies, such as self-blaming, may alter theirsymptoms. Von Ah, Ebert, Ngamvitroj, Park, and Kang (2004)recommended implementing strategies that enhance students’positive thoughts regarding their abilities to overcome certainmaladaptive behaviors such as cigarette smoking and alcoholconsumption. Backinger, Fagan, Matthews, and Grana (2003)documented the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral strategiesfor helping adolescents quit maladaptive behaviors such assmoking; however, little is known about the implementationand effectiveness of using cognitive-behavioral strategies withyoung adult college students.Future ResearchThe current findings point to the necessity of developing in-terventions that diminish the use of maladaptive coping strate-gies and examining their effects on the students’ levels of de-
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