List of Reviews Summarizing Studies on the Relationship Between Psychological Well-Being and Physical Health


    • Subjective wellbeing, health, and ageing. Steptoe, A., Deaton, A., & Stone, A. A. (2015). Lancet, 385(9968), 640-648.
    • The heart’s content: The association between positive psychological well-being and cardiovascular health. Boehm, J. K., & Kubzansky, L. D. (2012). Psychological Bulletin, 138(4), 655-691.
    • The protective role of positive well-being in cardiovascular disease: Review of current evidence, mechanisms, and clinical implications. Sin, N. L. (2016). Current Cardiology Reports, 18(11), 106.
    • Dysregulated blood pressure: Can regulating emotions help? Trudel-Fitzgerald, C., Gilsanz, P., Mittleman, M. A., & Kubzansky, L. D. (2015). Current Hypertension Reports, 17(12), 92.
    • Do positive psychosocial factors predict disease progression in HIV-1? A review of the evidence. Ironson, G., & Hayward, H. (2008). Psychosomatic Medicine, 70(5), 546-554.
    • Positive affect and psychobiological processes relevant to health. Steptoe, A., Dockray, S., & Wardle, J. (2009). Journal of Personality, 77(6), 1747-1776.
    • Positive psychological well-being and mortality: A quantitative review of prospective observational studies. Chida, Y., & Steptoe, A. (2008). Psychosomatic Medicine, 70(7), 741-756.
    • The impact of subjective well-being on mortality: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies in the general population. Martin-Maria, N., Miret, M., Caballero, F. F., Rico-Uribe, L. A., Steptoe, A., Chatterji, S., et al. (2016). Psychosomatic Medicine.
    • Psychological protective factors across the lifespan: Implications for psychiatry. Vahia, I. V., Chattillion, E., Kavirajan, H., & Depp, C. A. (2011). Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 34(1), 231-248.
    • Optimism’s explicative role for chronic diseases. Avvenuti, G., Baiardini, I., & Giardini, A. (2016). Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 295.
    • Optimism and physical health: A meta-analytic review. Rasmussen, H. N., Scheier, M. F., & Greenhouse, J. B. (2009). Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37(3), 239-256.
    • Assessment of psychological well-being in psychosomatic medicine. Rafanelli, C., & Ruini, C. (2012). Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine, 32, 182-202.
    • Psychological well-being as part of the public health debate? Insight into dimensions, interventions, and policy. Trudel-Fitzgerald, C., Millstein, R. A., von Hippel, C., Howe, C. J., Tomasso, L. P., Wagner, G. R., & VanderWeele, T. J. (2019). BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1712.