Feeling lonely seems to go hand in hand with being isolated, but there’s a difference, according to a growing body of research.
It’s no secret that people who are socially isolated tend to be at greater risk of health issues, from mood disorders like depression to stress-related chronic conditions like heart disease. But what is really responsible for these negative outcomes — the emotional toll of feeling alone or the physical and social lack of contact with others?
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