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Social Support MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Social Support
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RDF Unique Identifier
human only
Scope Note
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 such as COMMUNITY SUPPORT is provided by churches, groups, etc.
Entry Term(s)
Online Social Support
Perceived Social Support
Social Care
Previous Indexing
Social Adjustment (1969-1982)
Social Environment (1973-1982)
See Also
Self-Help Groups
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT 1983-90
History Note
91(83); was see under SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT 1983-90
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Date of Entry
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Social Support Preferred
Online Social Support Narrower
Perceived Social Support Narrower
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