Following periods of acute isolation, female mice display a strong desire to socialize with other females by significantly increasing their production of social calls that are much like human emotional vocalizations. The behavioral response provides a new avenue to understand neural mechanisms through which social isolation affects a person's social motivation and mental health.
30% of people reported changes in cognition, memory, and problems with information processing as a result of social isolation caused by pandemic lockdowns.
Researchers explore the "sociocultural mental health phenomena" of Hikikomori, a disorder in which people socially isolate for extended periods of time.
Those with depression find internet memes that rate as depressive more relatable and funnier. They also thought the depressive memes could be used to improve the mood of others with depression.
Researchers at the Northern Arizona University are helping alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's and quash social isolation in sufferers by establishing a choir.
A new study reports the relationship between suicidal thoughts and nightmares is mediated by feelings of defeat, entrapment and hopelessness.