Steven M. Southwick, MD
We all respond to stress, trauma, and abuse very differently. The study of resilience seeks to explain why some people suffer debilitating disabilities such as post traumatic stress disorder while others with the same experience have only mild psychological symptoms that quickly disappear. In his new book, Resilience; The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges. , Yale researcher Steven M. Southwickexplore complex genetic, developmental, and environmental factors that can increase the risk of or protect against depression in the face of stress, adversity and trauma.