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Social Isolation Hurts in Multiple Ways

Socially isolated people die sooner Social isolation can be defined as the objective state of having few social connections or infrequent contact with other people. Scientists widely believe that social isolation is undesirable for most people. But is social isolation associated with a shorter life? A recent study used data from the English Longitudinal Study…

Understanding and Reducing Loneliness

Loneliness is feeling You can avoid loneliness with social connections Loneliness refers to the discrepancy between expected and actual social relationships. Loneliness is a subjective feeling, while social isolation reflects to objective scarcity or absence of members of a social network. While similar, loneliness and social isolation can lead to different poor health outcomes. The…