A history of loneliness


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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