Interesting review published in Clinical Psychology Review of more than 50 studies that examined outcome trajectories following major life stressors and potentially traumatic events. Outcomes were measured by psychological variables such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety symptoms. A resilience trajectory was the most common response across studies (average of 65.7%) followed by recovery (20.8%), chronicity (10.6%), and delayed onset (8.9%). The results showed a high level of consistency across studies in the general structure and number of trajectories. The findings demonstrate a range of potential responses to adversity, with most people adapting successfully.
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