The Importance Of Resilience In Literature

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Resilience is a concept associated with periods of change, trauma, or hardship. It is often

viewed in the literature as a dynamic process involving the interaction of an individual with

outcomes and environment[1]

characteristic, and it has been subject to differing interpretations in this regard. It is widely

viewed as a personal quality that facilitates adaptation and resistance to stress despite

adverse circumstances. Empirical evidence (as discussed by Ahern[1]

dynamic, developmental, and environmentally reactive nature of resilience. In this essay, I

will discuss quantification of resilience, the various areas of psychiatry where promotion of

resilience and coping mechanisms are associated with improved outcomes, and discuss the

strategies employed.

Self-assessment techniques, such as the unidimensional Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale

(CD-RISC), have aided and demonstrated both the quantification of resilience in clinical

. The CD-RISC scale has wide application, and has shown that resilience is


variable, dependent on mental health status[2]

some psychiatric illness, including PTSD[3]

confirmed its validity for low and medium levels of resilience, but suggested updating the

scale by removing certain questions that were inconsistent with the model, and introducing a

new scale to account for its lack of reliable testing of high levels of resilience[4]

As hinted in the introduction, development of resilience is a trait

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