The impact of #loneliness on #paranoia: An experimental approach

Loneliness is a common problem in patients with schizophrenia, and may be particularly linked with persecutory ideation. Nevertheless, its role as a potential risk factor in the formation and maintenance of persecutory delusions is largely unexplored. Methods Loneliness was experimentally manipulated using a false-feedback paradigm in a non-clinical sample (n = 60). Change in state paranoia was compared between the induction of increased loneliness, the … Continue reading The impact of #loneliness on #paranoia: An experimental approach

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#Loneliness, Mental Health, and Substance Use among US Young Adults during #COVID-19

As COVID-19 converges with loneliness and addiction epidemics in the US, both public health and mental health experts forecast dramatic increases in substance use and mental health conditions. This cross-sectional study evaluated relationships of loneliness with depression, anxiety, alcohol use, and drug use during COVID-19, and assessed perceived increases in these symptoms in young adults. Between April 22 and May 11, 2020, 1,008 participants ages … Continue reading #Loneliness, Mental Health, and Substance Use among US Young Adults during #COVID-19

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#Loneliness and type 2 #diabetes incidence: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Loneliness is associated with all-cause mortality and coronary heart disease. However, the prospective relationship between loneliness and type 2 diabetes onset is unclear.. ..A total of 264 (6.42%) participants developed type 2 diabetes over the follow-up period. Loneliness was a significant predictor of incident type 2 diabetes (HR 1.46; 95% CI 1.15, 1.84; p = 0.002) independent of age, sex, ethnicity, wealth, smoking status, physical activity, alcohol … Continue reading #Loneliness and type 2 #diabetes incidence: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

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Loneliness around the world: Age, gender, and cultural differences in loneliness

Highlights •Younger people reported more loneliness than the middle-aged. •The middle-aged reported more loneliness than older people. •Men reported more loneliness than women. •People in individualistic (vs. collectivist) countries reported more loneliness. •Age, gender, and culture interacted to predict loneliness. https://bit.ly/3eYVzk2 Continue reading Loneliness around the world: Age, gender, and cultural differences in loneliness

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