TOPIC

Mental health

Psychological well-being and quality of life

Psychological well-being is a dynamic condition that affects multiple aspects of life.

The Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) promotes studies aimed at assessing the state of well-being of individuals in different ages and contexts.

Genetic predisposition and individual biographical experiences cooperate in structuring fragile or resilient individuals, that is, capable of facing even repeated and protracted existential adversities.

The ability to activate individual functional resources is also studied in relation to pathological conditions for the understanding of common determinants and the promotion of prevention actions.