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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.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Social Support" by people in this website by year, and whether "Social Support" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 195 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2012
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