Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Resiliency during early teen years can protect against later alcoholism

PSY Post, May 18, 2012

"Resiliency is a measure of a person’s ability to flexibly adapt their behaviors to fit the surroundings in which they find themselves. Low resiliency during childhood has been linked to later alcohol/drug problems during the teenage years. A new study has examined brain function and connectivity to assess linkages between resiliency and working memory, finding that higher resiliency may be protective against later alcohol/drug use.
Results will be published in the August 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View.
'Research in the1980′s found that lower resiliency in children between three to four years old was related to subsequent adolescent drug usage,' said Barbara J. Weiland, a researcher at The University of Michigan and corresponding author for the study." Read More 

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