A history of loneliness

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Is loneliness our modern malaise?

Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.”

  • Amelia S. Worsley
  • The Conversation

Chronic loneliness, some say, is like “smoking 15 cigarettes a day.”

Lonl 1aIt “kills more people than obesity.”

Because loneliness is now considered a public health issue – and even an epidemic – people are exploring its causes and trying to find solutions.

While writing a book on the history of how poets wrote about loneliness in the Romantic Period, I discovered that loneliness is a…

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