Social isolation can be a good thing in moderation. However, when social isolation is prolonged and undesired, it can breed loneliness and have detrimental effects on your emotional and physical well-being. COVID-19 lockdowns and associated physical distancing guidelines have caused widespread social isolation and feelings of loneliness.
If you’re feeling chronic loneliness, seeing a therapist can help you manage these feelings and feel happier.
Social isolation often leads to loneliness, which can come with several symptoms, including stress, sadness, and lack of sleep. It can even lead sufferers to engage in unhealthy habits (overeating, drinking, using illicit drugs, etc.) to numb their negative feelings. Read this article to learn more about how to cope with social isolation and loneliness.
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