Heterogeneity of cognitive-neurobiological determinants of resilience

Behav Brain Sci. 2015;38:e103. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X14001769.


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.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Cognition
  • Humans
  • Neurobiology
  • Resilience, Psychological*
  • Risk Factors