Modeling social influences on human health.

  title={Modeling social influences on human health.},
  author={Kate E Karelina and A Courtney Devries},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={73 1},
Social interactions have long-term physiological, psychological, and behavioral consequences. Social isolation is a well-recognized but little understood risk factor and prognostic marker of disease; it can have profoundly detrimental effects on both mental and physical well-being, particularly during states of compromised health. In contrast, the health benefits associated with social support (both reduced risk and improved recovery) are evident in a variety of illnesses and injury states… CONTINUE READING
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