"Our main interest was in
uncovering what makes this population resilient," co-authors Ruth Reed, M.R.C.Psych., a specialty registrar with the Oxford Health
NHS Foundation Trust, and Mina Fazel, D.M., a
postdoctoral research fellow at the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry,
told Psychiatric News. "There are significant numbers of these children
who are doing well, despite high exposure to possible risk factors for
psychological disorders. We were keen to learn what might contribute to a good
outcome as well as predict a bad outcome."