People who hear voices are six times more likely to feel lonely.
It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.
Recent findings from social neuroscience show us how we can make virtual interactions almost as beneficial as real world ones.
Lockdowns have a key role in controlling COVID-19 but we must be aware of the risks of isolating people who are vulnerable to suicidal distress.
Some children are not socially engaging with their peers in the way they did before the pandemic. It's understandable if parents are worried.
Many who are lonely will overlook their own emerging signs of loneliness in hope these feelings will go away once around other people.
Even before the pandemic, disabled people reported feeling socially isolated and lonely. Their plight has only been exacerbated by responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pluralism — the active process of inclusion — could reduce disparities in some of the most pressing health issues of our time.
Humans are astonishingly flexible and resilient through times of crisis. We can find creative ways to connect with people while still reducing the immediate risk.
Even those of us spared the worst of COVID-19 are missing our favorite pastimes, places and people. But pleasure can also take unexpected new forms in a pandemic.
What drives people to garden isn't the fear of hunger so much as hunger for physical contact – and a longing to engage in work that is real.
Amid emotional devastation and uncertainty, coronavirus is providing the potential for more connectedness, and for radically changing the meanings of community itself.
Anxiety and loneliness affect many people at the best of times. The pandemic-induced isolation and stress won't be helping, but cities can do many things to improve the 'emotional climate'.
Brain regions associated with threat and aversion are activated when we feel lonely and rejected.
For many people living in residential aged care, their priority is quality of life, not length of life. So how do we reconcile this with the need to restrict visitors during the coronavirus pandemic?
Most people in the West are used to some form of solitude from time to time. But this is a fairly new normal.
We live in the time of the 'quantified self'. This means we're constantly under pressure to use technology to 'optimise' ourselves, and may be why many people view gaming as a 'waste of time'.
The 'tough guy' is a cultural archetype that political leaders have long adopted. But during crises, Americans tend to look for a different kind of hero.
Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?
From Facebook to WhatsApp, technology is important to keeping older generations from feeling lonely while social distancing during coronavirus