Stress can take many forms, from a backlog of e-mails to the trauma of war. And if stress is particularly acute or prolonged, it can damage the mind, triggering conditions from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. Now researchers are getting to grips with how stress can alter the biology of the brain, and tip a mind into illness. Here, Nature takes a look at what they have learned so far about the impacts of adversity - and the secrets of resilience.
This is a broad range of articles on the nature of stress and resilience. Highly recommended for the serious resilience inquirers.
Via Larry Glover