The statistics behind resilience

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I was captivated when I first read about the resilience literature during the later years of graduate school. What fascinated me the most was the idea that when confronted with adversity, individuals have the ability to overcome whatever life throws at them. One of the first studies to document this was in 2002 where the authors examined changes in depressive symptoms in older adults who experienced spousal loss. The authors…