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Субъективное здоровье в поле проблем психологии и психиатрии

Subjective health is a self-assessment of human condition and measure of health — has proven itself in research as a predictor of mortality and objective health. This indicator is most widely used by a variety of disciplines in the context quality of life and health studies. Along with this, the comprehension of this construct is still complicated and disputed. In psychiatry, the subjective understanding of health is reduced to ideas about development and course of mental illness. There is evidence of a culturally specific understanding of health by representatives of different nationalities. The article raises the problem of the influence of psychiatric diagnosis on selfassessment of health as a whole.