Recommendations for studies

Above considerations on how to measure resilience imply that any resilience study must have a longitudinal element: even in the simplest scenario, there needs to be an assessment of mental health before and after adversity; and even if a mental health measure before adversity is not available (see above), the final assessment of mental health – needed to constate the final resilience outcome – should be performed in some temporal distance to the adversity.

An ideal study will be prospective.

More to come in the future.