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Hosted by Editor in Chief Lorenzo Norris, MD, Psychcast features mental health care professionals discussing the issues that most affect psychiatry.

Jun 13, 2018

In part 1 of a 3 part series, James Griffith, MD joins MDedge Psychiatry Editor-in-Chief Lorenzo Norris, MD to define resiliency. Dr. Griffith is the chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Griffith notes that currently, there are as many as six or seven different definitions of resilient and that whenever a clinical term becomes widely used in popular culture, the term can get muddled. Dr. Griffith says that he draws heavily on previous work by Froma Walsh, Ph.D., to help him define resilience as a practice -- “something that you do, not something that you are.”

The MDedge Psychcast is published every Wednesday morning and is available wherever podcasts are found.