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The Health Consequences of Loneliness

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Loneliness

Loneliness is a universal human emotion that is both complex and unique to each individual. because it has no single common cause, the prevention and treatment of this potentially damaging state of mind can vary dramatically.

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Definiton of loneliness

While common definitions of loneliness describe it as a state of solitude or being alone, loneliness is actually a state of mind.

Loneliness causes people to feel empty, alone, and unwanted. People who are lonely often crave human contact, but their state of mind ...

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Causes of loneliness

Contributing factors to loneliness include situationals variables such as:

  • Physical isolation
  • Moving to a new location
  • Divorce
  • The death of someone meaningfull
  • Symptom of psycological disorder (depression)
  • Low self-esteem

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Health risks of loneliness

Loneliness has a wide range of negative effects on both psysical and mental health including:

  • Alcoholism and drug use
  • Altered brain funtion
  • Alzheimer's disease progression
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Cardiovascular disease and stroke
  • Decreased memory and...

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Tips to prevent and overcome loneliness

Loneliness can be overcome. It does require a concious effort on your part to make a change. In the long run, making a change can make you happier, healtier and enable you to impact others around you in a positive way.

Here are some ways to prevent loneliness:

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