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Heterogeneity of cognitive-neurobiological determinants of resilience

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 September 2015

Erno J. Hermans
Affiliation:
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and Department for Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands. erno.hermans@donders.ru.nlguillen.fernandez@donders.ru.nlwww.ru.nl/donders/
Guillén Fernández
Affiliation:
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and Department for Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands. erno.hermans@donders.ru.nlguillen.fernandez@donders.ru.nlwww.ru.nl/donders/

Abstract

In their target article, Kalisch and colleagues advocate a paradigm shift in research on stress-related mental disorders away from vulnerability factors and toward determinants of resilience. We endorse this shift but argue that their focus on “appraisal style” as the ultimate path to resilience may be too narrow. We illustrate this point by examining recent literature on the role of corticosteroids in resilience.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2015 

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