Loneliness Can Be Damaging to Your Body

Loneliness Can Be Damaging to Your Body

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1458 , Segment 2

Episode: Post-9/11 Leadership, Dangers of Loneliness, Screen Cleaning

  • Mar 23, 2018 4:00 pm
  • 34:15 mins

Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University. Her research is focused on the long-term health effects of social connection. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Time Magazine.  Whether it be as a child, a senior, or even a middle-aged adult, everyone feels lonely at some point or another. For some of us it may only be a temporary blip before we make new friends, but for other people, it may be as serious as social isolation. Whatever its form, loneliness is very unhealthy, both mentally and physically. Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad shares her research into the dangers of loneliness.

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