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Too much loneliness can raise your risk of depression and heart disease, help Alzheimer's disease progress, and lower your ability to learn.
Half of children with PTSD had self-harmed, and one in five had attempted suicide, but just one in five had seen a mental health professional in the past year.
A new study found high rates of loneliness among a small group of adults. Experts already know that loneliness has a major impact on health.
Being lonely can be as bad for you as smoking. Now you can take a quiz to find out if you’re at risk.
To help everyone get a sense of how lonely they might be, health insurer Cigna on Wednesday released a 10-question quiz.
Loneliness has a surprisingly significant impact on physical and mental health — two experts explain how loneliness might be affecting you.
If you're experiencing one or more of these nine symptoms, you could have loneliness to blame — even if you don't feel lonely at all. Weight gain, binge-watching TV, and an increase in shopping could all indicate that you're feeling a little lonely.
Loneliness affects 20-40% of the entire population at some point. Everyone from a four-year-old child to an 80-year-old in a care home can feel lonely. Karen Dolva, from No Isolation, is trying to change that — and her plan involves robots.
We’re learning more about how social isolation damages your brain and body — here are the biggest effects
Social isolation can make people more likely to die or be hospitalized. Scientists are even zeroing in on a few ways it might change a person's brain. Here's what we know so far.
Lonely millennials are at a greater risk of developing anxiety and depression — but the reasons for their isolation are unclear
Isolation can affect many parts of our lives, but millennials are at a particularly high risk of loneliness. There are several reasons for why they are the age group most at risk, such as increased social media use — but it's complicated.
Being lonely may double the risk of dying from a heart problem, according to new research from the European Society of Cardiology, even when taking into account age, level of education, other diseases, BMI, smoking, and alcohol intake.