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Video: Recovering From Depression and Difficulty: Finding Meaning in Adversity

What are the mechanisms of resilience for people dealing with major depression or other life challenges? Is it better to run from such difficulties once they are resolved, and never look back, or to incorporate them into a fluent life narrative?

In a brief video for Psychiatric Times, Andrew Solomon, PhD, author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, reflects on both depression and the experiences of parents whose children have various stigmatized illnesses or identities. He talks about how psychiatrists and psychologists may support depressed or traumatized patients foster resilience by helping them to find meaning in their travails without trivializing their pain.

To watch the video, please visit Psychiatric Times.