Publication12.02.2020

Resilience and Vulnerability Factors in Response to Stress


Stress exposure has been well-documented as a determinant for the development of several mental disorders. However, little is known about the factors influencing the relationship between stress and psychopathology, especially concerning the interplay of vulnerability and resilience factors as well as the role of different types of stress in the development of psychopathological conditions.

In addition, the introduction of the new category “stress and trauma-related disorders” in the DSM-5 opens the way for new research avenues combining knowledge on traumatic and non-traumatic stress.

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