Adapting to stress: Understanding the neurobiology of resilience

New research examines the way our bodies, specifically our brains, become “stress-resilient.” There is a significant variation in the way individuals react and respond to extreme stress and adversity—some individuals develop psychiatric conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder or major depressive disorder—others recover from stressful experiences without displaying significant symptoms of psychological ill-health, demonstrating stress-resilience….

New research examines the way our bodies, specifically our brains, become “stress-resilient.” There is a significant variation in the way individuals react and respond to extreme stress and adversity—some individuals develop psychiatric conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder or major depressive disorder—others recover from stressful experiences without displaying significant symptoms of psychological ill-health, demonstrating stress-resilience….