12 Ways to Beat Loneliness

Whether you’re a social butterfly or a shy wallflower, you’re human and therefore wired for connection with others. After living through a year of social distancing recently, many people found themselves feeling more alone than ever. And that isn’t good — a lack of personal connection can lead to emotional and physical problems like: Sleep … Read more

Are you lonely and what you can do about it?

In India too, a number of people may suffer from pangs of loneliness even while being cosseted by family. (PTI Image) By Aruna Sankaranarayanan That the family is the most central and cohesive unit of our Indian social fabric is practically indisputable. Though the joint family system has increasingly splintered into nuclear residences, the family … Read more

Young Americans Lonely, Depressed During Pandemic

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Loneliness, anxiety, depression and substance use have increased sharply among young American adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey shows. Over 1,000 people aged 18 to 35 took part in the online anonymous questionnaire between April 22 and May 11, … Read more

Dating During the Pandemic: Online and Restless

Abraar Karan, MD, internal medicine and global health doctor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dolores Albarracin, PhD, professor of psychology, business, and medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Sara Heimerl, senior director of matchmaking, Selective Search, Chicago. Rachel DeAlto, chief dating expert, Match Lisa Bonos, dating and relationships writer, The Washington Post Style Section, … Read more

Loneliness Spikes In Older Adults During Pandemic

By Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The constraints of the coronavirus pandemic have many more older adults feeling lonely this summer than in years past. According to a new poll, many older adults are feeling isolated while they protect themselves from the virus. In June, the … Read more