Genetics

Both DNA, environment make us 'only the lonely'

In the relationship equivalent of the Whack-A-Mole carnival game, we doggedly swipe right, tap 'like' and share photos that vanish within seconds – relentlessly hitting at superficial connections with as many people as ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

One in four Australians are lonely

One in four Australians are lonely, our new report has found, and it's not just a problem among older Australians – it affects both genders and almost all age groups.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Loneliness is contagious – and here's how to beat it

Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults. It damages your brain, immune system, and can lead to depression and suicide. Loneliness can also increase your risk of dying prematurely as much as smoking ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Loneliness could kill you

Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength. As a society, we value individual achievement and extol self-reliance.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The pain of chronic loneliness can be detrimental to your health

The changes came so gradually that, for a long time, Paula Dutton didn't realize she was in trouble. This was just modern life, after all—the cross-country distance from her close-knit family in Philadelphia, the end of ...

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