• Question: can loneliness have physical effects on our body?

    Asked by BethL to Hannah on 27 Nov 2023.
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      Hannah Slack answered on 27 Nov 2023:

      Great question! It absolutely can, especially in the long-term. Loneliness is often associated with poor sleep quality, high blood pressure, and inflammation, in addition to the mental effects, i.e., increased stress, anxiety and depression symptoms.