Loneliness can cause depression, it also worsens cardiovascular health - Newztezz Online


Monday, August 22, 2022

Loneliness can cause depression, it also worsens cardiovascular health

Experts say that loneliness can be the beginning of many types of mental health diseases. In which there can be depression, stress, sleep problems.

Ratan Tata, the former chairman of the Tata group, a supporter of startups, has announced an investment in the startup 'Goodfellow'. This startup gives companionship in the form of service to the elderly (senior citizens). 'Goodfellow' was founded by Shantanu Naidu. At the launch of 'Goodfellow', Ratan Tata said, "Until you yourself live that loneliness you can't understand what it is like to be lonely. On this, Dr Rachna Khanna Singh, Mental Health Professional at Artemis Hospital, New Delhi said that today loneliness has become the biggest concern for mental health . He said, “The share (percentage) of loneliness is very high in today's society.

Forced loneliness is dangerous

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Pramit Rastogi also agreed and in a conversation with Tv 9 said, “Forced loneliness is extremely painful and can have a bad effect on a person’s mind.”

He said, “The nature of man is such that he needs people around him. Although loneliness is defined differently for every person, there comes a time when even the most introverted person wants to share his thoughts with someone.

Loneliness can lead to other mental illnesses

Dr. Rachna said that today due to the fast pace of life, we are not able to keep up with the people. In such a situation, loneliness can cause depression, stress and other mental illnesses. “Loneliness can be the beginning of various other mental health ailments. Which are defined as depression, stress, sleep disorders.

He said that COVID-19 is the biggest example of how loneliness can lead to various diseases.

Dr Rastogi said, “In the early days of Kovid-19, we saw that many mental health problems were also coming to the fore. This was the biggest scenario, where isolation and sudden loneliness led to various health problems in many people.”

Cardiovascular problems may also occur

It has been proven that social isolation and loneliness lead to cardiovascular problems and poor mental health. Nearly a quarter of the US population who is under the age of 65 are socially isolated, while the prevalence rate of loneliness is even higher, and more than 40 years of research have provided strong evidence that Social isolation is associated with an increased risk of premature death as well as other adverse health outcomes.

Social isolation is defined as the state of having little or no social contact. Loneliness is considered isolation which is painful for the person.

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