The Lethality of Loneliness

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For the first time in history, we understand how isolation can ravage the body and brain. Now, what should we do about it?

Loula Koteas‘s insight:

Loneliness is made (52%) as well as given (48%). Deprive us of the attention of a loving, reliable parent, and, if nothing happens to make up for that lack, we’ll tend toward loneliness for the rest of our lives. Not only that but our loneliness will probably make us moody,self-doubting, angry,pessimistic,shy,and hypersensitive to criticism. Recently, it has become clear that some of these problems reflect how our brains are shaped from our first moments of life.

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