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Can Loneliness Kill You?

We all feel lonely sometimes, but are the effects serious?
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Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown
Written by: Rachel Salt, Gregory Brown, and Mitch Moffit
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References/Further Reading:
Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Loneliness in Adults: The Netherlands Twin Register Study
Loneliness, health, and mortality in old age: A national longitudinal study
Loneliness and social isolation as risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal observational studies
Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review
Being Ignored Hurts, Even by a Stranger
Yearning for connection? Loneliness is associated with increased ventral striatum activity to close others
Social regulation of gene expression in human leukocytes
Why is loneliness so toxic? Scientists are exploring what it does to the human body
Loneliness Predicts Self-Reported Cold Symptoms After a Viral Challenge
How stress influences disease: Study reveals inflammation as the culprit
Loneliness and Cortisol: Momentary, Day-to-day, and Trait Associations
The Lonely Society
Loneliness in Relation to Suicide Ideation and Parasuicide: A Population-Wide Study
Suicide, a Crime of Loneliness
Lonliness among Older Adults
Feelings of loneliness, but not social isolation, predict dementia onset: results from the Amsterdam Study of the Elderly (AMSTEL)
Loneliness linked to major life setbacks for millennials, study say


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