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Loneliness alters your brain’s social network

Loneliness alters how the brain represents relationships, a new study reports. Social media sites aren’t the only things that keep track of your social network — your brain does, too. But loneliness alters how the brain represents relationships, according to … Continue reading

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How Does Your Brain Process Emotions? Answer Could Help Address Loneliness Epidemic

Specific brain regions respond in opposing ways when exposed to emotional stimuli associated with loneliness and wisdom. Research over the last decade has shown that loneliness is an important determinant of health. It is associated with considerable physical and mental … Continue reading

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Midlife Loneliness Is a Risk Factor for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

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 … Continue reading

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The Impact of Social Isolation and Loneliness on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in the Context of COVID-19

Disease containment of COVID-19 has necessitated widespread social isolation. We aimed to establish what is known about how loneliness and disease containment measures impact on the mental health in children and adolescents. For this rapid review, we searched MEDLINE, PsycInfo, … Continue reading

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Loneliness and social neuroscience

A first issue to be addressed concerns the nature of loneliness. Researchers and theorists have made a distinction between loneliness and social isolation. Studies have indicated that some individuals may have large social networks and be involved in frequent social … Continue reading

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Loneliness and social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Loneliness and social isolation are associated with adverse physical and psychological consequences which are particularly prevalent in older persons. During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must follow social distancing guidelines to protect ourselves and to reduce the … Continue reading

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What Loneliness Looks Like in the Brain

Neuroimaging reveals several differences in the brains of lonely people, specifically in the default network. Researchers found greater gray matter density and stronger connectivity in the default networks of lonely people. This holiday season will be a lonely one for … Continue reading

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Loneliness, depression and sociability in old age

The elderly population is large in general and growing due to advancement of health care education. These people are faced with numerous physical, psychological and social role changes that challenge their sense of self and capacity to live happily. Many … Continue reading

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Loneliness may be due to increasing aging population

Despite more elderly baby boomers, today’s adults are not lonelier than similar-aged counterparts from prior generations, study says Despite some claims that Americans are in the midst of a “loneliness epidemic,” older people today may not be any lonelier than … Continue reading

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Loneliness in Children

Children experiencing difficulties in their peer relations have typically been identified using external sources of information, such as teacher referrals or ratings, sociometric measures, and/or behavioral observations. There is a need to supplement these as- sessment procedures with self-report measures … Continue reading

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