Latest Loneliness Stories

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.

2010-04-29 06:45:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Why do women stay in abusive relationships? First-time author Josee Perrine, M.A.

2010-03-17 16:24:53

Chronic feelings of loneliness take a toll on blood pressure over time, causing a marked increase after four years, according to a new study at the University of Chicago.

2009-12-01 12:22:44

People who feel lonely spread that feeling to others.

2009-08-02 21:29:07

Isolation and loneliness drive many elderly people to shoplift and many juveniles see shoplifting as a game, research conducted by Tokyo police indicated. Japanese law enforcement has seen a rapid rise in shoplifting by the elderly.

2009-04-23 09:12:00

Not all technology meets human needs, and some technologies provide only the illusion of having met your needs.

2009-03-18 12:01:28

The combination of few friends and loneliness is linked to mental and physical decline in the elderly, U.S. researchers said. However, older people who are able to adjust to being alone don't have the same health problems, researchers at the University of Chicago suggest.

2009-03-09 19:33:22

A parent's depression results in a child's increased household and caregiving responsibilities and a feeling of loneliness, researchers in Sweden said. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden studied nine families, looking at 11 parents and 10 children and young adults ages 5-26. Registered Nurse Britt Hedman Ahlstrom said a family's daily life changes and becomes more complicated when a parent is suffering from depression.

2009-02-19 09:21:25

Research shows feelings of loneliness and social isolation can have an effect on the brain itself, causing visible changes in brain activity.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.