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  • social
  • As there is growing appreciation for its affect on physical and mental health, researchers have now been looking at the effectiveness of intervening with social and cognitive therapy in the treatment of loneliness. (mindfood.com)
  • They found, through assessing 20 studies and conducting there own, that by far the most effective method for reducing loneliness was "targeting social cognition - a person's thoughts about themselves and others. (mindfood.com)
  • people
  • People experience loneliness when they do not have someone to depend on, a close family , a group of friends, or relationships with people at work or school. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Everyone, at some point in her life, has periods of loneliness-some people accept it, others try to deny it. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Regularly scheduled time with other people can offer you a respite as you work your way out of your loneliness. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Loneliness is one of the most common, if unpleasant emotions that millions of people experience. (psychologytoday.com)
  • That has changed for most people, but loneliness may remind you of the fact that you value connecting with other people, and that this value is an important part of being human. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Britain is the loneliness capital of Europe with its inhabitants less likely overall to know their neighbours or have strong friendships than people anywhere else in the EU, an official study suggests. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • I think the findings of our study show people need to look more closely at the different ways in which loneliness and stress can affect different groups of people. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • When many people think about loneliness and stress, they think about the powerful, high-pressure executive running a company,' said Weinblatt. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • And it is clear that when people develop loneliness, they often engage in negative health behaviors such as stress eating, smoking, substance use, or diminished exercise time. (rwjf.org)
  • When we're not able to fill up our lives with close friends and family, some people may turn to comforting objects to fill the void.The International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation speaks directly to this, stating: "Loneliness is one of the main factors that causes hoarding to occur. (psychcentral.com)
  • Loneliness is more common today than ever before, and more people live alone," said Anne Vinggaard Christensen, study author and Ph.D. student at The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark. (psychcentral.com)
  • To determine how satisfied people feel with their relationships, research psychologists generally rely on a twenty-question survey called the UCLA Loneliness Scale, which breaks down our connections into three groups: intimate (whether we have a partner), relational (friends), and collective (church, colleagues, baseball teams, etc. (nymag.com)
  • Loneliness, albeit a natural feeling, is not something most people want to experience. (wikihow.com)
  • Loneliness doesn't just make people feel unhappy, it actually makes them feel unsafe - mentally and physically. (hindustantimes.com)
  • There's also some confusion about how many older people have a problem with loneliness. (channel4.com)
  • elderly
  • Its findings will facilitate collaboration between hospitality businesses, elderly support groups and Government policy makers, in an attempt to connect citizens from across generations with the aim of alleviating loneliness. (brookes.ac.uk)
  • Loneliness seems to be a huge issue, quite understandably, for many of my elderly patients who have experienced cumulative losses. (geripal.org)
  • respondents
  • This explanation is difficult to definitively test, although it is challenged to some extent by the relatively low levels of loneliness among never married respondents. (encyclopedia.com)
  • gene expression
  • Our work presents the first evidence showing that a psychological intervention that decreases loneliness also reduces pro-inflammatory gene expression," Cole said. (eurekalert.org)
  • feel
  • If you find yourself shaking your head and telling yourself you can't possibly do something about your loneliness , realize that only you can change the way you feel. (selfgrowth.com)
  • If you feel like you're on your own, this article may help you break through the barriers created by loneliness. (ageuk.org.uk)
  • Sunshine helps increase endorphins in your system, making you feel happier and less focused on your loneliness. (wikihow.com)
  • life
  • In thinking about loneliness in a family and life cycle perspective, several questions come to mind. (encyclopedia.com)
  • From birth to death are there predictable fluctuations in loneliness due to parents and their children's life stages? (encyclopedia.com)
  • If you are ready to address your loneliness and do something about it, congratulate yourself on your willingness to take control of your life and then take the first step. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Previously unnoted, abandonment and the resulting loneliness in children have lasting impacts on adult life. (bartleby.com)
  • Stressful events like new illness and disease, losing a spouse or loved one, or major life transitions can all lead to a personal experience of loneliness. (rwjf.org)
  • As I explore the functionality of loneliness in my life, I also look to accountability. (bringchange2mind.org)
  • risk
  • These are symptoms evaluated in two new studies that examined the influence of loneliness on increased risk of mortality. (redorbit.com)
  • Prior research from the authors places the heightened risk of mortality from loneliness in the same category as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and being an alcoholic. (psychcentral.com)
  • Loneliness and other psychosocial factors are being studied seriously because risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure can't account for all the heart attacks,' said Dr. Leonard Syme, an epidemiologist at the University of California's School of Public Health at Berkeley. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • She concluded, "We live in a time when loneliness is more present and health providers should take this into account when assessing risk. (psychcentral.com)
  • Many articles on the subject repeat the claim that the World Health Organisation ( WHO ) has ranked loneliness as a higher risk to health than smoking and as great a risk as obesity. (channel4.com)
  • help
  • Question whether you need help in dealing with your loneliness. (selfgrowth.com)
  • This is very concerning because loneliness is a unique psychological stressor that can be hard to recognize or remedy without professional help. (rwjf.org)
  • Several of these coping mechanisms may also help to stave off loneliness during very stressful times of transition. (rwjf.org)
  • symptom
  • While correlation is not causation, it seems that loneliness could be more of a cause than a symptom in some of our commonly recognized mental health issues. (psychcentral.com)
  • socially
  • These trends suggest that Americans are becoming less socially connected and experiencing more loneliness," Holt-Lunstad said in an APA news release. (medicinenet.com)
  • time
  • Over time, loneliness not only takes a toll on the psyche but can have a serious physical impact as well. (eurekalert.org)
  • Oftentimes lack of sleep, exercise, and healthy foods can leave you feeling lethargic and depressed, leading to loneliness over time. (wikihow.com)