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Social Support

"Social Support" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Social Support" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Social Support" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1313 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 98 publications in 2016
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