Do you feel socially isolated and lonely?
- Many individuals feel lonely even when amongst friends or in a crowd. Why is that so?
Growing social isolation of the 20th century has been mentioned in psychiatric journals in 2009. Today, many people go to church like they’re going to work; on time. Others find a bar, their ‘sacred’ place; starring at a glass. We have all heard about stories of stars that kill them-selves despite great wealth and constant entourage. Even fame and money is not ‘a cure’ for loneliness.
People having something in common.
- In order to survive we build habits and routines.
In psychiatry journals, loneliness is viewed as:
- Social exclusion that increase aggressive and substance abuse behaviors; cause self-defeating conduct; leads to cognitive decline, and jeopardizes physical health and longevity.
A new research published in the journal science daily, January 19, 2013, shows that:
- Loneliness functions as a chronic stressor that triggers a poorly controlled immune response. Hence there can be an increase in the risk of different chronic disorders such type II diabetes, Alzheimer, coronary heart disease, arthritis as well as acceleration of the frailty and functional decline that can accompany aging.
What to do if you feel lonely?
- Start believing in something higher than your-self.
- Psychotherapy may help.
- Adopt a pet.
- Explore your capability in creativity such as in art, theater, or dance.