Resilience and Personality Disorders in Older Age



This entire volume is dedicated to understanding what is meant by the concept of resilience and how it applies to old age. This chapter focuses on that group of older adults who have struggled with life all their life and who are especially poorly equipped to meet the challenges of aging. They are in many ways the antithesis of resilient individuals. They are addressed in the clinical literature as having a personality disorder.


Personality Trait Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Resilient Individual Schizotypal Personality Disorder 
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts School of Professional PsychologyBostonUSA

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