Adversity, Trauma May Boost Mental Toughness

first_imgmsn Health:New research finds some truth in the old saying that whatever doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.While extremely harrowing experiences such as being assaulted or surviving a hurricane can cause psychological damage, less drastic life challenges can help you develop psychological resilience, according to Mark Seery of the University at Buffalo.In one study, he and his colleagues found that people who suffered many traumatic events were more distressed in general, but they also found similar problems in people who had not experienced any such adversity.People who had experienced some negative life events had the highest level of mental toughness.Read the whole story: msn Health More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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