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Persistent Loneliness: A Relentless—and Prevalent—Problem

Persistent Loneliness: A Relentless—and Prevalent—Problem

What are the psychological and physiological effects of persistent loneliness? How prevalent in the US? What role can cognitive behavioral therapy play for persistently lonely people?

Dr Donna Sudak, a presenter at this year's American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, offers a brief overview of this underappreciated, but often overlooked, problem in this podcast. Dr Sudak is Professor of Psychiatry, and Senior Associate Training Director at Drexel University College of Medicine.

For More Information:

• Escovitz K, Solomon P. Social Enhancement workbook. 2005.
• Masi CM, Hawkley LC, Cacioppo JT. A Meta-analysis of interventions to reduce loneliness. Personality and Social Psychology Review.


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