Resilience and mental health: how multisystemic processes contribute to positive outcomes

Lancet Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: 2 December 2019


Autores: Michael Ungar, PhD., Prof Linda Theron, PhD

Background: More is known about the factors that predict mental disorder than about the factors and processes that promote positive development among individuals exposed to atypically high levels of stress or adversity. In this brief Review of the science of resilience, we show that the concept is best understood as the process of multiple biological, psychological, social, and ecological systems interacting in ways that help individuals to regain, sustain, or improve their mental wellbeing when challenged by one or more risk factors.

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