Are U Plagued by loneliness?
December 13, 2006 12:21am CST
Do you feel lonely at times? Take heart; everyone has, at some time or the other, succumbed to this feeling. Loneliness is more than just need for company. It is a feeling of being cut off and/ or alienated from other people. In its most pronounced forms, loneliness can be a serious, even life-threatening condition, heightening the risks of heart disease and depression. "It is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. People who are socially isolated usually have poor sleep quality; as a result, they have diminished restorative processes as well".Loneliness manifests itself in various ways. "You may feel isolated, alone and unhappy about your situation. You may see yourself in negatively and become overly critical of your physical appearance."