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Toward a Multidimensional Perspective on Wisdom and Health—An Analogy With Depression Intervention and Neurobiological Research

Toward a Multidimensional Perspective on Wisdom and Health—An Analogy With Depression... Opinion EDITORIAL Toward a Multidimensional Perspective on Wisdom and Health— An Analogy With Depression Intervention and Neurobiological Research Charles F. Reynolds III, MD; Dan G. Blazer, MD, PhD The article by Lee and colleagues in this issue of JAMA studies included an active control group, while many used a Psychiatry explores 3 domains or components of wisdom: pro- waiting list or another inactive control group. The authors sug- gest that the modern behavioral epidemics of social isola- social relations, emotional regulation, and spirituality. The authors’ basic hypothesis is that interventions may enhance tion, loneliness, suicide, and opioid abuse point to a growing these domains of wisdom need for wisdom-enhancing interventions that promote indi- (although they found no eli- vidual and societal well-being—a behavioral vaccine, as it were. Related article page 925 gible studies that addressed Part of the heuristic value of the study is that it raises im- wisdom as an inclusive or unitary construct). Interventions portant questions. Some pertain to the construct and predic- ranged widely, from mindfulness to emotional intelligence tive validity of the wisdom domains analyzed, others to con- training. The literature contains many approaches to measur- current validity, and still others to scalability and population http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

Toward a Multidimensional Perspective on Wisdom and Health—An Analogy With Depression Intervention and Neurobiological Research

JAMA Psychiatry , Volume 77 (9) – Sep 13, 2020

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-622X
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2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0642
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Toward a Multidimensional Perspective on Wisdom and Health— An Analogy With Depression Intervention and Neurobiological Research Charles F. Reynolds III, MD; Dan G. Blazer, MD, PhD The article by Lee and colleagues in this issue of JAMA studies included an active control group, while many used a Psychiatry explores 3 domains or components of wisdom: pro- waiting list or another inactive control group. The authors sug- gest that the modern behavioral epidemics of social isola- social relations, emotional regulation, and spirituality. The authors’ basic hypothesis is that interventions may enhance tion, loneliness, suicide, and opioid abuse point to a growing these domains of wisdom need for wisdom-enhancing interventions that promote indi- (although they found no eli- vidual and societal well-being—a behavioral vaccine, as it were. Related article page 925 gible studies that addressed Part of the heuristic value of the study is that it raises im- wisdom as an inclusive or unitary construct). Interventions portant questions. Some pertain to the construct and predic- ranged widely, from mindfulness to emotional intelligence tive validity of the wisdom domains analyzed, others to con- training. The literature contains many approaches to measur- current validity, and still others to scalability and population

Journal

JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 13, 2020

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