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Careful operationalization and assessment are critical for advancing the study of the neurobiology of resilience 1

  • Nathan A. Kimbrel (a1) and Jean C. Beckham (a1)
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The authors' definition of resilience is too narrow and essentially defines resilience as the absence of psychopathology. Consequently, it is not clear how quantitatively defined resilience differs from quantitatively defined psychopathology according to the authors' definition. We believe the conceptual model would be improved by a broader definition of resilience. There is also a significant need for improved measures of stressor load.

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Parts of this commentary were written as an employee of the U.S. Government and such parts are not subject to copyright protection in the United States.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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