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(p. 143) Coping with Stress and Trauma in Young Adulthood 

(p. 143) Coping with Stress and Trauma in Young Adulthood
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(p. 143) Coping with Stress and Trauma in Young Adulthood
Author(s):

Scott M. Hyman

, Steven N. Gold

, and Rajita Sinha

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195332711.003.0009
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date: 17 August 2018

This chapter discusses some of therole transitions that can make emerging/youngadulthood a particularly stressful developmentalperiod, and the risk and resilience factors thatmay account for differences in adjustment, placing particularemphasis on traumatic stress, since trauma canseverely derail adult development and interferewith the establishment of a stable life structure.It also exploreshow difficulties coping with disappointmentsand setbacks related to the major developmentaltasks of this period (establishment of work rolesand intimate relationships) can lead to increasedlife stress and psychosocial impairment, and how treatment can address transitionallife stress and traumatic stress in emerging/young adults.

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