Latest Loneliness Stories

2012-07-25 00:17:50

For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems — such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's — and death.

Loneliness Affects Mortality Risk
2012-06-19 06:00:57

Thoughts of neglect. Feelings of isolation. These are symptoms evaluated in two new studies that examined the influence of loneliness on increased risk of mortality.

2011-12-12 06:21:42

Loneliness doesn’t just affect you emotionally; it can affect your health by keeping you awake at night.

2011-11-04 05:57:51

Loneliness doesn’t just affect you emotionally; it can affect your health by keeping you awake at night.

Loneliness May Impact Sleep
2011-11-01 08:25:50

Loneliness is not only heartbreaking, it breaks up a normal night's sleep, a new study shows. Researchers say compromised sleep may be one pathway by which feelings of loneliness adversely affect our health.

2011-06-02 13:33:35

Children whose parents get divorced generally don't experience detrimental setbacks in the pre-divorce period, but often fall behind their peers—and don't catch up—when it comes to math and interpersonal social skills after their parents begin the divorce process.

2011-03-22 08:45:17

Mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf -- they may be bad for your arteries, but according to an upcoming study in Psychological Science, they’re good for your heart and emotions.

2010-09-08 14:04:17

Changing how a person perceives and thinks about others was the most effective intervention for loneliness, a sweeping analysis of previous research has determined.

2010-07-15 15:48:42

Contrary to Leo Tolstoy's famous observation that "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," a new psychology study confirms that unhappy families, in fact, are unhappy in two distinct ways.

2010-06-20 08:30:00

Two UA studies have found that hoarding friends doesn't necessarily diminish forlorn feelings and that loneliness is a matter of perception.

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