Could ‘disease prestige’ impact resources and support?

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In this article, The Conversation discusses ‘disease prestige’ and how it impacts resources and support.

The article is titled: When you’re sick, the support you’ll get may depend on the ‘worth’ of your disease and looks at:

  • high vs low prestige diseases,
  • research (including research funding) around disease prestige,
  • disease prestige ranking of 40 conditions and illnesses, and
  • A tale of mental illness, a TED talk by Elyn Saks.

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