The Science of Resilience: Implications for the Prevention and Treatment of Depression

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Science  05 Oct 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6103, pp. 79-82
DOI: 10.1126/science.1222942

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Human responses to stress and trauma vary widely. Some people develop trauma-related psychological disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression; others develop mild to moderate psychological symptoms that resolve rapidly; still others report no new psychological symptoms in response to traumatic stress. Individual variability in how animals and humans respond to stress and trauma depends on numerous genetic, developmental, cognitive, psychological, and neurobiological risk and protective factors.

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