People experience loneliness differently in adult life, depending on their age. The strongest association with loneliness is feeling excluded from society.
Study reports people with symptoms of COVID-19 are more likely to be lonely and develop general mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. The risks are higher for women and young people.
In the medial prefrontal cortex, loneliness is associated with a reduced representational similarity between the self and others. Feeling socially disconnected may be mirrored by a self-representation of being a “loner.”
Loneliness alters how the brain represents relationships, a new study reports.
Social preference in isolated zebrafish is caused by stress and anxiety, not observed anti-social patterns.
Study explores the wide-ranging, negative effects of social isolation on both psychological and physiological well-being.