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Does social support system affect our immune function?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Yes

Positive social support can prevent spikes in the hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. Research supports the idea that social interactions enhance the immune system by reducing stress, and by building positive emotions and self-esteem. It appears that social support acts as a buffer from our environment.
This helps protect us from some illnesses and diseases.

In brief: Yes

Positive social support can prevent spikes in the hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. Research supports the idea that social interactions enhance the immune system by reducing stress, and by building positive emotions and self-esteem. It appears that social support acts as a buffer from our environment.
This helps protect us from some illnesses and diseases.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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