A study shows social isolation during early life prevents the cells that make up the brain's white matter from maturing and producing the right amount of myelin, the fatty "insulation" on nerve fibers that helps them transmit long-distance messages within the brain.
Lonely people are 24 percent more likely to feel tired and have a harder time concentrating, a new study reports.
Researchers from Imperial College London report musicians may be at a reduced risk of developing eating disorders. In a recent study, researchers found the higher prevalence of eating disorders could be a result of the demands of the job in combination with certain personality traits, including increased levels of perfectionism.
According to researchers, social isolation and loneliness significantly increase the risk for premature death.
A new study reveals the neurobiological effects of social isolation in mice. Researchers report a neurochemical called tachykinin is overproduced during long term social isolation, leading to increased aggression and fear.
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.
According to a new study, negative interactions on social media may increase feelings of loneliness and social isolation in young adults.