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Researchers are working on a pill for loneliness, as studies suggest the condition is worse than obesity


https://nationalpost.com/health/all-the-lonely-people

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#Loneliness is a dangerous feedback loop that's bad for a person's health.
 
- #Feeling #Lonely? #Scientists Are #Developing a #Pill to #Fight #Loneliness
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Of all the emotional states that can affect our physical well-being though, loneliness is one of the least understood and least clinically recognized. But being lonely can have lasting impacts on our bodies and when half of Americans reported sometimes or always feeling lonely in a survey conducted by Cigna, we’re facing a lonely future.
https://futurism.com/loneliness-scientists-developing-pill/
 

On the modern-day hermits, the #hikikomori


As one is introduced to hear, those modern-day hermits are mostly young people with bare social links, who can't get jobs, or are unable to live a social life, so they cut their links to the outside world. They drop out of the competitive world, too. Some of those live like this voluntarily, some of those don't.

Watch this comparably short documentary to hear about those people.

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The difficulty of defining loneliness


For those of you who expressed an interest in my old master's degree thesis on loneliness, here are some snippets abridged from the section that's grounded in journal studies:

No human being can really know another’s unique experience, and yet we yearn to share our distinct, fleeting slices of eternity anyway. It is natural within the course of a lifetime to encounter transient states of loneliness (for example, during a long trip away, after moving to a new home, or upon losing a loved one). For some, though, loneliness is more than a passing melancholia; it is a troubling, chronic condition which undermines one's sense of connectedness and satisfaction in life. Words alone cannot heal the isolation. It seems that the best the sufferer can do is point to their own idiosyncratic loneliness and hope that another has had a similar experience.

The subjectivity of the plight of loneliness and the lack of clear-cut, external criteria by which to validate it has made it an especially complex subject to research--or even... Show more...
 
Today, I went back to read my masters' thesis in counseling #psychology from over a decade ago. (Yes, I do software for a living. It's a long story.) I had never written anything that long before, and I was clearly giddy from ALL OF THE WORDS I had at my disposal. I kinda knew I was going overboard at the time, and yet I couldn't stop myself. Present Day Me is cringing at Yesteryear Me, and wants to give her a hug and a stern editor.

"Loneliness is not only nostalgia for something now absent. It is an insatiable presence, a sort of slovenly poltergeist that sneaks in at night, gobbles up the sweetness, and litters the floor with wrappers of unattainable delicacies. Its piggish omnipresence leaves no room for soft feelings of self-compassion.... Loneliness can be perversely cruel, leaving a person homeless everywhere, quarantined from humor, help, or hope. Within the catacombs of the mind, lonely souls are haunted by an unrelenting drive to seek answers to unspoken questions, to climb a ladde... Show more...
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


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We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


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We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


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We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?


#being #does #loneliness #make #online #worse

We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?
 

An Epidemic of Loneliness in America?


Does it exist, and if so, what is the cause, and what can be done?
Article word count: 1332

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18638678
Posted by laurex (karma: 3748)
Post stats: Points: 72 - Comments: 64 - 2018-12-09T01:31:40Z

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How Loneliness Is Tearing America Apart


When people have a hole in their life, they often fill it with angry politics.
Article word count: 1025

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18521499
Posted by pseudolus (karma: 1923)
Post stats: Points: 91 - Comments: 69 - 2018-11-24T11:15:47Z

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happiness is a basic human right - monetary successful psychopaths

… but what are human rights worth, if they are not enforced?

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if democracies are corrupted to the bone and follow the money?

What if heartless psychopaths are rewarded by a system that breeds evil?

Just as in this grim fairytale film: literally “The Cold Heart” / Heart of Stone (German: Das kalte Herz) is a fairy tale writte... Show more...
 

Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression


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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18420121
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Post stats: Points: 105 - Comments: 27 - 2018-11-10T05:37:04Z

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How to be alone: the difference between loneliness and solitude


Since the late 1980s, scientists have been tracking a whale across the Pacific Ocean.
Article word count: 1040

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17994018
Posted by aytekin (karma: 1184)
Post stats: Points: 134 - Comments: 42 - 2018-09-15T12:24:04Z

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Loneliness is a serious public-health problem


The lonely are not just sadder; they are unhealthier and die younger. What can be done?
Article word count: 2792

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17942771
Posted by joeyespo (karma: 18679)
Post stats: Points: 115 - Comments: 68 - 2018-09-08T21:04:20Z

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Loneliness is pervasive and rising, particularly among the young


Smartphones and social media are blamed, but moderate use can be beneficial
Article word count: 328

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17891212
Posted by known (karma: 5316)
Post stats: Points: 125 - Comments: 83 - 2018-09-01T10:26:25Z

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Nearly half of Americans are lonely. Here's how leading organizations are responding. | Advisory Board> Decades of research substantiate the devastating effects of social isolation. Loneliness is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day and increases the risk of death by 26-45%, which is on par with risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, and lack of exercise

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This led Professor Kirsch to ask a more basic question, one he was surprised to be asking. How do we know depression is even caused by low serotonin at all? When he began to dig, it turned out that the evidence was strikingly shaky. Professor Andrew Scull of Princeton, writing in the Lancet, explained that attributing depression to spontaneously low serotonin is “deeply misleading and unscientific”. Dr David Healy told me: “There was never any basis for it, ever. It was just marketing copy.”

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In its official statement for World Health Day in 2017, the United Nations reviewed the best evidence and concluded that “the dominant biomedical narrative of depression” is based on “biased and selective use of research outcomes” that “must be abandoned”. We need to move from “focusing on ‘chemical imbalances’”, they said, to focusing more on “power imbalances”.
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