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Can one spring back from psychosis? The role of resilience in serious mental illness

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The term resilience derives from the Latin verb resilire to leap or spring back. Fundamentally, all definitions of resilience comprise the core elements of adversity paired with a positive outcome. Historically, the empirical study of resilience has been impeded by the view of resilience adopted by the researchers involved leading to a fragmented and disjointed conceptual understanding of the phenomenon. Rutter (2006) views resilience as being an interactive concept where an interaction occurs between adverse experiences and positive adaptation. Therefore, differences in resilience could be a function of differences in exposure to aversive experiences and the resultant coping mechanisms adopted.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Pai, N. & Vella, S. (2018). Can one spring back from psychosis? The role of resilience in serious mental illness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52 (11), 1093-1094.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85055598868

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1093

End Page


  • 1094

Volume


  • 52

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The term resilience derives from the Latin verb resilire to leap or spring back. Fundamentally, all definitions of resilience comprise the core elements of adversity paired with a positive outcome. Historically, the empirical study of resilience has been impeded by the view of resilience adopted by the researchers involved leading to a fragmented and disjointed conceptual understanding of the phenomenon. Rutter (2006) views resilience as being an interactive concept where an interaction occurs between adverse experiences and positive adaptation. Therefore, differences in resilience could be a function of differences in exposure to aversive experiences and the resultant coping mechanisms adopted.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Pai, N. & Vella, S. (2018). Can one spring back from psychosis? The role of resilience in serious mental illness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52 (11), 1093-1094.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85055598868

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1093

End Page


  • 1094

Volume


  • 52

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom