Quote: A new loneliness study has revealed that the feeling of being isolated — at least emotionally — from the rest of the world, is not just a symptom of depression. It’s an actual disease.
Forbes reports that the research was co-authored by John Cacioppo, a “pioneer in the field of social neuroscience,” that the site describes as a “loneliness expert.”
Cacioppo and his fellow researchers “reviewed a wealth of research conducted over the last several years that collectively provides a new perspective on the condition,” writes Forbes columnist David DiSalvo. “Most importantly, the research shows that the lonely brain is structurally and biochemically different than the non-lonely brain, and these underlying differences are not merely symptoms, but the cause of additional problems.”
The research team’s findings also point out that the disease of loneliness cannot be laid entirely at genetics door.
“Loneliness is about 50 percent heritable, but this does not mean loneliness is determined by genes,” Cacioppo said in a previous interview with Forbes. “An equal amount is due to situational factors. What appears to be heritable is the intensity of pain felt when one feels socially isolated.”
Psychologists have long distinguished the feeling of loneliness from that of simply being alone.
When one is busy “being alone,” they are simply living with themselves for better or worse, and indulging in typical day-to-day behaviors. One can be quite happy being alone.
Loneliness, however, is another story.
It’s that feeling that you can be walking down a crowded street or have thousands of Facebook and Twitter followers, yet you still feel there is no one to relate to or turn to in times of need.
But it can also be because of many more reasons,
One of them is perhaps a person WANTS to be lonely,
DEFINITELY loneliness is not a disease.
“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell
"critical thoughts makes a person smart." You know that rhymes so you know its right
(10-20-2016, 04:14 PM)Beautiful Void Wrote: This scientific study about Loneliness was conducted during 2014, but, i was recently watching a talk show, Merv Griffin, that was from the mid 1980s and one of his guests, Betty White, said "Lonliness Is A Disease"
Sorry, at first I read that as Barry White
(10-26-2016, 02:17 PM)JayRodney Wrote:(10-20-2016, 04:14 PM)Beautiful Void Wrote: This scientific study about Loneliness was conducted during 2014, but, i was recently watching a talk show, Merv Griffin, that was from the mid 1980s and one of his guests, Betty White, said "Lonliness Is A Disease"
Sorry, at first I read that as Barry White
If you listen to his lyrics, I don't believe Barry White was a very lonely guy.
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