Staying Connected with Friends Helps When You are Sick

PSYCH CENTRAL | on Fri, Mar 31, 6:43 AM

Researchers have discovered that feeling lonely when sick can make the symptoms seem worse.Investigators from Rice University found that people who feel lonely are more prone to report that their cold symptoms are more severe than those who have stronger social networks.“Loneliness puts people at risk for premature mortality and all kinds of other physical illnesses,” explains psychologist Chris Fagundes, who lead the study with graduate student Angie LeRoy.“But nothing had been done to look ...

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