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Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2020 Jan;70(1):11-21. doi: 10.1055/a-0830-4745. Epub 2019 Jun 4.

[Interventions To Promote Resilience In Adults - A Narrative Review].

[Article in German; Abstract available in German from the publisher]

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Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ) gGmbH, Mainz.
Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
Abteilung Gesundheitspsychologie, Psychologisches Institut der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.


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Resilience refers to the phenomenon that many people maintain mental health despite exposure to psychological or physical adversity. Recent research suggests that resilience is dynamic and can be trained. Interventions to promote resilience aim at increasing well-being. The effects of such interventions have hardly been evaluated so far. This work is a narrative review of interventions to promote resilience in adults. We evaluated the results of 4 systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the topic and summarize the evidence from 44 randomized controlled trials. Overall, interventions to promote resilience achieved small to moderate effects regarding increasing resilience and improving mental health. Despite methodological shortcomings, the available evidence suggests that intervention programs to foster resilience can be effective and indicates that they could be a promising component of current preventive effort.


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Die Autoren geben an, dass kein Interessenkonflikt besteht.

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