Coping Skills for Patients

July 21, 2020

Katharine Phillips, MD, shares key insights on coping.

Katharine Phillips, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar, at Weill Cornell Medical College; and Attending Psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, shares some thoughts about coping during this pandemic. "It is an unprecedented and very stressful time for our patients and perhaps also for us," she says.

In this video, she discusses some unique coping and stress management skills that may alleviate some of the distress. In addition to optimizing their medications, psychiatrists can help patients call upon what they've learned in the therapy, such as cognitive restructuring, or cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr Phillips is a member of the Psychiatic Times Editorial Board.