The number of lonely people in the world is growing, this is an alarming trend that psychologists are alarming about. According to statistics, more than 30% of people on Earth suffer from loneliness and emotional isolation, Sience reports. Loneliness is felt most acutely during major holidays such as Christmas, New Year, Easter, birthdays, etc.
Regarding the benefit in this direction from the development of new technologies, communication on Skype and Facebook there are two opposing opinions:
- computers not only don't solve the problem, they even make it worse because they lack the warmth of live contact;
- instant internet connection with friends and relatives brings joy and satisfaction.
Loners don't want to talk about their care with others, although they need support and sympathy from their relatives and friends. Young and middle-aged people who have unhappy romantic relationships, rare or no contact with the opposite sex, experience sadness more difficult than the divorced or those who have lost a spouse.
Medical studies show that physical trauma and strong feelings of social rejection evoke the same reactions in the human brain. Loneliness has been shown to be responsible for chronic fatigue and stress, decreased immunity, sleep disturbances and shortened life expectancy.
According to the International He alth Organization, more than 350 million people on our planet suffer from depression.