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4 Ways of Coping with COVID-19 Lockdown

Lessons learned from living through adversity


  • People respond to stress with different coping patterns.
  • During COVID-19, sudden lockdown and disease threat created high distress.
  • This study identified four unique clusters of adaptation: Survival, Resurgent, Resilient, and Thriving.
  • Post-traumatic growth, including meaning and life satisfaction, are key factors related to optimal coping.



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Grant H Brenner

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Entrepreneur, Writer, Speaker, Disaster Responder, Advocate, Photographer