The vulnerability and resiliency of childhood

Arafat, S. M. Yasir, Papadopoulos, Konstantinos ORCID logoORCID:, Mullick, Mohammad S. I. and Uddin, Md. Saleh (2019) The vulnerability and resiliency of childhood. Global Psychiatry, 2 (2) . pp. 113-120. ISSN 2451-4950 [Article] (doi:10.2478/gp-2019-0010)

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Life is full of stressors, which have to be confronted efficiently to grow up. However, reaction to stressors is personalized, complex and coordinated. Vulnerable persons adjust poorly to stressors and express inappropriate responses, while resilient persons practice adaptive physiological and psychological responses. Promotion of resiliency is an intricated issue, which demands strategies at both macro and micro-level. Microlevel strategies are focused on the community, family and individual level, while macrolevel strategies formulate the principles. Nevertheless, prediction of vulnerability and resiliency is really a challenge, as different persons facing same stressors react differently. Some are growing as resilient and others as vulnerable. We aimed to discuss resiliency, vulnerability, importance in relation to health outcome, promotion of resiliency and controversies of vulnerability and resiliency.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute
Item ID: 32978
Notes on copyright: © 2019 S M Yasir Arafat et al. This is an open access article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (
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