Tag: lonliness

Posted in Health

Social connectedness and wellbeing

Based on the review of the literature, three common components of social connectedness can be identified as socialising, Social support, and Sense of belonging. In…

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Posted in Mental Health

Emotional loneliness is a bigger risk factor than depression, heart disease, diabetes & stroke for cognitive decline

Emotional loneliness is a bigger risk factor than depression, heart disease, diabetes & stroke for cognitive decline according to research by Dr Catherine Whitehouse. She…

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Posted in Mental Health

Insight into ‘loneliness epidemic’ among older adults

http://bit.ly/34aOyXg Bianca Suanet , PhD, and Theo G. van Tilburg, PhD, of Vrije University in Amsterdam, also assessed loneliness among older adults and found that…

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Posted in Psychology

Lonliness: a mind game you play with yourself

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/loneliness-in-older-women Being alone is a mind game that you have to play with yourself. It requires tenacity and strength to believe that you are not…

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Posted in Science

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…

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Posted in Isolation

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…

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Posted in Psychology

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…

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Posted in Psychology Sexual Abuse

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…

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Posted in Psychology

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…

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Posted in Science

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,…

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