Resilience and Mental Health

Resilience and Mental Health : Challenges Across the Lifespan

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Humans are remarkably resilient in the face of crises, traumas, disabilities, attachment losses and ongoing adversities. To date, most research in the field of traumatic stress has focused on neurobiological, psychological and social factors associated with trauma-related psychopathology and deficits in psychosocial functioning. Far less is known about resilience to stress and healthy adaptation to stress and trauma. This book brings together experts from a broad array of scientific fields whose research has focused on adaptive responses to stress. Each of the five sections in the book examines the relevant concepts, spanning from factors that contribute to and promote resilience, to populations and societal systems in which resilience is employed, to specific applications and contexts of resilience and interventions designed to better enhance resilience. This will be suitable for clinicians and researchers who are interested in resilience across the lifespan and in response to a wide variety of stressors.
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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 18 b/w illus. 13 tables
  • 1139125532
  • 9781139125536

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'... this is a comprehensive volume, contributed to by experts in the field, which describes the state of science and the inherent challenges in the work that needs to be done to move resilience research forward. ... this volume is highly suitable for students, researchers, and clinicians interested in resilience across the lifespan.' Psychological Medicine 'Readable with clearly presented concepts and well-referenced appraisal of the evidence.' Journal of Occupational Medicine
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Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Pathways to Resilience: 1. Neurobiology of resilience Adriana Feder and Kate Collins; 2. Resilience in the face of stress: emotion regulation as a protective factor Allison S. Troy and Iris Mauss; 3. Cognitive factors and resilience: how self-efficacy contributes to coping with adversities Charles C. Benight and Roman Cieslak; 4. Personality factors in resilience to traumatic stress Mark Miller and Kelly M. Harrington; 5. Social ties and resilience in chronic disease Denise Janicki-Deverts and Sheldon Cohen; 6. Religious and spiritual factors in resilience Dave W. Foy, Kent D. Drescher and Patricia J. Watson; Part II. Resilience Across the Lifespan: 7. Resilience in children and adolescents Ann S. Masten, Amy R. Monn and Laura M. Supkoff; 8. Toward a lifespan approach to resilience and potential trauma George A. Bonanno and Anthony D. Mancini; 9. Resilience in older adults Diane L. Elmore, Lisa M. Brown and Joan M. Cook; Part III. Resilience in Families, Communities, and Societies: 10. Family resilience: a collaborate approach in response to stressful life challenges Froma Walsh; 11. Community resilience: concepts, assessment, and implications for intervention Fran H. Norris, Kathleen Sherrieb and Betty Pfefferbaum; 12. Trauma, culture and resiliency Carl C. Bell; Part IV. Specific Challenges: 13. Loss and grief: the role of individual differences Anthony D. Mancini and George Bonanno; 14. Reorienting resilience: adapting resilience for post-disaster research Jennifer Johnson and Sandro Galea; 15. Rape and other sexual assault Heidi S. Resnick, Constance Guille, Jenna L. McCauley and Dean G. Kilpatrick; 16. The stress continuum model: a military organizational approach to resilience and recovery William P. Nash, Maria Steenkamp, Lauren Conoscenti and Brett Litz; 17. Resilience in the face of terrorism: linking resource investment with engagement Stevan E. Hobfoll, Brian Hall, Katie J. Horsey and Brittain E. Lamoureux; 18. Resilience in the context of poverty John C. Buckner and Jessica S. Waters; 19. Resiliency in persons with serious mental illness Piper S. Meyer and Kim T. Mueser; Part V. Training for Resilience; 20. Interventions to enhance resilience and resilience-related constructs in adults Steven M. Southwick, Robert H. Pietrzak and Jerry White; 21. Childhood resilience: adaptation, mastery and attachment Angie Torres, Steven Southwick and Linda C. Mayes; 22. Military mental health training: building resilience Carl Andrew Castro and Amy B. Adler; 23. Public health practice and disaster resilience: a framework integrating resilience as a worker protection strategy Dori B. Reissman, Kathleen M. Kowalski-Trakofler and Craig L. Katz; Index.
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