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Gabe Howard  &  Vincent M. Wales 


Aug 24, 2017

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss loneliness. It’s a very common feeling that most people experience at some point in their lives. Now, medical experts report that the effects of loneliness should be considered to be a major health danger. Our hosts discuss how this is the case. They also explain the differences between being alone and being lonely and between loneliness and solitude. Other information provided in this episode include the different types of loneliness (it’s not all about being without a romantic partner) and what steps one can take to stop being lonely.



[1:00]   Loneliness is deadlier than smoking or obesity.

[1:39]   How is loneliness so dangerous?

[4:27]   The various types of loneliness.

[14:31] The difference between being alone and being lonely.

[15:30] What you can do to stop being lonely.