The strange effects of loneliness on your wellbeing

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

The human mind has evolved to be incredibly social, and to really hunger for this connection. That’s why when this connection is taken away, and we experience periods of social isolation, loneliness can have some surprising effects on both our physical and mental health. This has been brought into greater focus by the current global pandemic, where loneliness could be acting as an invisible accelerator for the dangerous consequences of the virus.