Loneliness


Loneliness: Causes & effects of isolation

When we feel disconnected and isolated from others, loneliness can start to take hold. Loneliness is a natural but emotionally and physically intense response to feeling cut off from other people. That said, even when we’re surrounded by others, it’s still possible to wrestle with the sensation of loneliness.  Discover…

Isolated kids become lonely, unsociable adults

Quick Summary A new study “A prefrontal-paraventricular thalamus circuit requires juvenile social experience to regulate adult sociability in mice” suggests that social isolation in childhood has a harmful impact on adult brain functioning and more specifically, in an area of the brain that’s responsible for regulating social behavior. In addition…

Are you feeling lonely during social distancing? Goal-setting can help you overcome loneliness and find fulfillment

Amid COVID-19, many of us are experiencing feelings of loneliness, as we’re spending significantly less time with our friends, family, and others—and video chat only goes so far. Overcoming these lonely feelings is crucial to the state of your mental health, but doing so during social distancing is tough; this…

Sick of being single on Valentine’s Day? Follow these 3 professional tips for enjoying your solitude and eventually finding love

Those who are in loving relationships often enjoy Valentine’s Day, while single individuals pity themselves for, well, being single. If you fall into the latter group, you can break this cycle of feeling sad and lonely on Valentine’s Day by learning to love your solitude and also working toward finding…

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