Friday, December 14, 2018
Supporting Men > lonliness

Before 1800, the English word “loneliness” did not exist

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/01/loneliness-illness-body-mind-epidemic?fbclid=IwAR1DSa9WjXBtYw9tBLkgTqlcnzdOUA840pJTZKoIH47OJy5Xo3GHRvdn1zQ Before 1800, the English word “loneliness” did not exist. People lived in small communities, they tended to believe in God (which meant they were never really alone, even when they were physically isolated), and there was a philosophical concept of the community as a source of common good. There was

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Intrinsic biological mechanism that compels isolated animals to seek out companionship

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-evidence-for-the-necessity-of-loneliness-20160510/ But how did these powerful communities come to exist in the first place? Cacioppo proposes that the root of social ties lies in their opposite — loneliness. According to his theory, the pain of being alone motivates us to seek the safety of companionship, which in turn benefits the species

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You can’t argue with someone who says they’re lonely

https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/major-depression/depression-feeling-lonely/ Everyone feels lonely from time to time, but for some, loneliness comes far too often. Feeling lonely can plague many people — including the elderly, people who are isolated, and those with depression — with symptoms such as sadness, isolation, and withdrawal. Loneliness can strike a person who lives alone

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Poor Sleep Can Set Off Viral Loneliness

https://psychcentral.com/news/2018/08/16/poor-sleep-can-set-off-viral-loneliness-social-rejection/137882.html A new study finds that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact much like those with social anxiety. Worse still, that alienating vibe makes the sleep-deprived more socially unattractive to others, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. And well-rested people feel

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Pornography use begets loneliness

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/experimentations/201803/4-ways-porn-use-causes-problems Further, pornography use begets loneliness, and loneliness begets pornography use. Butler, Pereyra, Drap, Leonhardt, and Skinner (2018) in Pornography Use and Loneliness: A Bidirectional Recursive Model and Pilot Investigation surveyed 1,247 participants in English-speaking countries around the world to develop a sophisticated statistical model of how various factors related to

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Lonliness Kills

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2013/08/dangers_of_loneliness_social_isolation_is_deadlier_than_obesity.html Once social and upbeat, I became morose and mildly paranoid. I knew I needed to connect to people to feel better, but I felt as though I physically could not handle any more empty interactions. I woke up in the night panicked. In the afternoon, loneliness came in waves like

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Loneliness can make coming down with a cold feel much worse

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-truth-about-exercise-addiction/201704/cold-and-flu-season-being-lonely-makes-you-feel-worse Loneliness is no trivial experience. Feeling disconnected from others has been linked to increased morbidity and mortality, premature aging, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, depression, impaired cognitive functioning and an increased risk of Alzheimer's, stress, anxiety, anger, and a diminished ability to control one's impulses and outbursts. As if this weren't

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Loneliness Might Be More Complicated Than We Thought

Loneliness Might Be More Complicated Than We Thought https://t.co/NUutK4FOCr #mhsm #mentalhealth pic.twitter.com/8004suJnHc — PsychCentral (@PsychCentral) February 14, 2017 In particular, lonely people who have more social support tend to be less stressed. Now, yes, it might sound obvious that social support protects against some of the negative effects of loneliness, but the

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Secret Signs You Might Be Lonely

http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression-pictures/are-you-lonelier-than-you-realize.aspx#02 According to research from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, loneliness can wreck your chances of getting a restful night's sleep. Researchers measured the sleep cycles of 95 people in South Dakota, comparing them to the participant's self-reported loneliness scores (none of them lived isolated lives, but some reported feeling

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