Living alone is associated with an increased risk of developing common mental disorders, such as depression.
Those who report feeling consistently lonely and socially isolated between the ages of 45 and 64 have an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. However, the risk can be reversed if people embark on activities to expand their social lives and become less lonely.
According to a new study, negative interactions on social media may increase feelings of loneliness and social isolation in young adults.
Researchers report people should look more deeply into the environmental factors and mental health issues surrounding those involved in school shootings, and not simply blame peer rejection.
Study reports people with symptoms of COVID-19 are more likely to be lonely and develop general mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. The risks are higher for women and young people.
A new study reveals a link between sleep deprivation and heightened feelings of social isolation. Researchers report sleep loss blunts activity in the brain that normally encourages social engagement.