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Friedberg, A.L. Malefakis, D. (2018). Resilience, Trauma, and Coping. Psychodyn. Psych., 46(1):81-113.

(2018). Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 46(1):81-113

Resilience, Trauma, and Coping

Ahron L. Friedberg, M.D. and Dana Malefakis

The study and use of resilience is of the utmost importance to psychodynamic psychiatry. It is deeply ingrained in ideas about well-being and the treatment and care of patients. However, its neurobiology is incompletely understood, its terminology and relation to trauma and coping not well defined, and its efficacy underutilized in clinical practice. This article reviews the scientific literature on resilience, especially as it relates to trauma and coping. It also attempts to point the way for its greater application in psychiatry and mental health by utilizing resilience in more informed and individualized approaches.

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