Resilience among people who face natural disaster

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  • A. De Sousa Consultant Psychiatrist – Desousa Foundation and Senior Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai
  • A. Shrivastava Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute and Physician, Regional Mental Health Care, The Western University

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https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v4i1.16735

Abstract

Human beings possess the power to resist an adverse situation and this unique characteristic is one of the basic instinct to survive. Individual capacity to deal with insurmountable adversities is a matter of great astonishment. Often physical capacity fails but drive and conviction to survive in difficult situations persist and remains source of strength. In language of understanding it is referred to an internal capacity to fight. A number of people refer to this as ‘resilience’. There are about seventy definitions of the term resilience. The Oxford dictionary defines it as ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties and toughness’. Considering most of the references to tern resilience it appears to be ‘human capacity to deal with adverse situations and quickly bounce back to normalcy’.

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Published

2017-02-21

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De Sousa, A., & Shrivastava, A. (2017). Resilience among people who face natural disaster. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 4(1), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v4i1.16735

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