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Vincent Z., English surgeon, 1881-1974. See: Cope clamp.


1. The upper half of a flask in the casting art; hence applicable to the upper or cavity side of a denture flask.
2. An act that enables one to adjust to the circumstances.
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Committee on Publication Ethics. A voluntary body of editors of peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals founded in 1997 to provide a forum for discussing issues related to the integrity of the scientific record. COPE supports and encourages editors to report, catalogue and instigate investigations of breaches of research and publication ethics and other ethical problems in the publication process.
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1. The upper half of a flask in the casting art; hence applicable to the upper or cavity side of a denture flask.
2. An act that enables one to adjust to the environmental circumstances.
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Upper half of flask in casting art; hence applicable to the upper or cavity side of a denture flask.
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Patient discussion about cope

Q. Any tips for coping with fibromyalgia?

A. I agree with the fact getting a better understanding helps but for me coping is finding support, someone you can talk to that is understanding. Accepting the fact you have can't do all the things you use to in the same way. REST...nap durning the day if possible so many people say this interfers with your sleep at night BUT for 2 years I wouldn't lie down and rest b/c I slept so poorly at night latey I have found resting if even 30 minutes helps me make it through my day. My medications help so talk to your doctor and I also if I can't nap durning the day sit and read to give my body a break b/c somedays it is so hard to move! 20 minute walks, warm baths, and herbal tea to help me relax and try to get as much sleep as possible at night. Hope this helps and Good Luck!

Q. How have people coped with dealing with depression? I have bi-polar II mixed disorder and I have been a candidate for no medication. I haven't taken medication for the last 3 years. I've recently been struggling with alleviating my depression.

A. The book is called An Unquiet Mind.
Nicholas, talk to your friends and family, tell them what goes on in your head during episodes, tell them what your journey has been like with this illness. Give them an opportunity to ask questions, teach them what your triggers are. Teach them what you want them to do when you are experiencing a mania or a depression. You are your own best tool when teaching the ones you love about this illness.
Good luck, I am sure if you open up and talk to them about it they will listen and learn, you will make them better people for it.

Q. What are the risks involved in pregnancy due to this and how to cope? my wife is having thalassemia…….she is having anemia too she had blood transfusions often and I am worried about her and want to know ….. What are the risks involved in pregnancy due to this and how to cope?

A. I have thallassemia b minor and my hematocrit was 23 during pregnancy. I was very very unwell. If father has the genetic trait, child can be born with thalassemia and if thalassemia major occurs is as you may know very difficult to deal with.

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Passive avoidant' copers used high levels of passive resignation and avoidance.
generic high integrated' copers used high levels of diabetes integration and low levels of all other coping strategies.
Furthermore we considered it possible that we would find a group (Hypothesis 2) scoring low in all kinds of coping strategies (Group 3; low generic copers') as well as a group scoring high in all coping strategies (Group 4: high generic copers').
Another study of adolescents' coping [10] showed that active copers' reported less depression and more stress-related growth than low generic copers'.
This case-control study was carried out on ten non-coper and five coper unilateral ACL-minus knees and 15 normal subjects (Table 1).
The control group also included 10 normal subjects sex-age matched to the non-coper ACL-D and five normal subjects sex-age matched to the coper ACL-D subjects.
The subjects were allocated into coper group if they had returned to all of their pre-injury level activities and had no knee instability during the last six months in level one (jumping, pivoting and hard cutting) and level two activities (lateral movements).
They were measured in the injured legs of the coper and non-coper ACL-D and the matched knee of the healthy subjects.
Walker suggests that a family-based intervention might be useful in the treatment of Dependent Copers, whereas the high level of depressive symptoms in Defeated Copers suggests they might benefit from psychotropic medication.
Finally, the significant buffering role of Control Coping cannot at all be attributed to social desirability effects: if high copers were responding in a socially desirable manner, the intercorrelations of other self-report measures should be higher for them.
Whereas the evidence for buffering clearly supports the utility of Control Coping, we might have expected control copers to show reductions in burnout and other negative conditions over time.
Possibly these avoidant copers, who also eschew control strategies, possess a generalized disposition for externality (Rotter, 1966).