Selfcare cause

Friendships

Friendship is here defined having deep trust and meaning, having a bond of mutual affection (exclusive of sexual or family relations), and having functional support.

Protective Factor
1 effect
Measured in session

Caution

For Americans, friends tend to be people whom they encounter fairly frequently, and that are similar to themselves in demographics, attitude, and activities. This is confusing friendship with acquaintanceship

Related to Friendships

Friendships Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Lymphoma Lymphatic outcome
Lymphoma
Lymphatic

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Inflammation
Lymphatic

Notable Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Breast Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Depression Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

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