A tolerated illness is a "noted discordance between subjective and objective health measures" in a patient.
Native American communities have been shown to have a high incidence of illness tolerance, in part because of the treatment they receive in the healthcare system. In psychopathology, distress tolerance describes "perceived capacity to withstand negative emotional and/or other aversive states".
In nature, the immune system of plants has been shown to protect against pathogens through a strategy of tolerance. This defense "decreases the host susceptibility to tissue damage, or other fitness costs, caused by the pathogens or by the immune response against them".
- TOLERATED ILLNESS™ concept and theory for chronically ill and elderly patients as exemplified in American Indians Moss, Margaret P., University of Buffalo, 2005
- Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System Whitney, Eric, NPR, 2017
- Distress Tolerance and Psychopathological Symptoms and Disorders: A Review of the Empirical Literature among Adults Teresa M. Leyro, Michael J. Zvolensky, and Amit Bernstein, Psychol Bull., 2010
- Disease Tolerance as a Defense Strategy Ruslan Medzhitov, David S. Schneider, and Miguel P. Soares, Science, 2012
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