Some Adversity Can Make Us Stronger

October 15, 2010 Updated Oct 15, 2010 at 10:14 PM EDT

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October 15, 2010 Updated Oct 15, 2010 at 10:14 PM EDT

(WKBW/UB) We've all heard of the phrase, "whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger", but now there's scientific evidence to support it.

A new national study shows that adverse experiences do, in fact, foster a more adaptable and resilient mental health and well being.

Researchers, that included a doctor here at the University at Buffalo, found that those exposed to some adverse events reported better mental health and well-being outcomes than people with a high history of adversity, or those with no history of adversity.

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