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Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health, Study Suggests

Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health, Study Suggests

by Stephanie Pappas | LiveScience Senior Writer
Date: 20 January 2013 Time: 08:44 AM ET

NEW ORLEANS — Feeling lonely? New research suggests you might want to reach out. Not only is loneliness an unpleasant condition, it can harm the body's immune system.

The new study, presented Saturday (Jan. 19) here at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, reveals that people who are lonely experience more reactivation of latent viruses in their systems than the well-connected. Lonely people also are more likely than others to produce inflammatory compounds in response to stress, a factor implicated in heart disease and other chronic disorders.

"Both, in different ways, indicate that the immune system is a little out of whack," said study researcher Lisa Jaremka, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Read more: http://www.livescience.com/26431-loneliness-harms-health-imm...

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Pscho-tropic drugs

I'm sure you doc will be happy to prescribe some drugs for any ailment you have, including loneliness. Oh, and one small disclaimer: be advised that you might have have an urge to slit your throat or somebody else's.

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Don't buy into it.

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