Resilience and developmental psychopathology.

  title={Resilience and developmental psychopathology.},
  author={Julia Kim-Cohen},
  journal={Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={271-83, vii}
  • Julia Kim-Cohen
  • Published 2007 in
    Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North…
Humans vary to a great extent in their ability to adapt to adverse experiences. Resilience reflects the positive end of this spectrum of adaptation and maladaptation in response to risk exposure. Some individuals, despite being faced with the most pernicious of adversities, manage to avoid psychologic collapse and to maintain healthy adjustment. For decades, researchers and clinicians have searched for the correlates and causes of resilience, and several comprehensive reviews of these efforts… CONTINUE READING