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How We Perceive Illness Might Influence Health Outcomes

How We Perceive Illness Might Influence Health Outcomes

New research published in the APA’s Current Directions in Psychological Science suggests that how we perceive personal illness might affect our health outcomes. The study, released in February’s edition of the journal, suggests how a person perceives their illness might play a detrimental role in determining the health outcome, more so than the actual severity of their illness.