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Depression among older adults due to social strains

Social relationships, loneliness, and mental health among older men and women in Ireland: A prospective community-based study Data is lacking on the association of interpersonal stressors and social isolation with mental disorders and the mediating role of loneliness. Thus, we examined this association prospectively using community-based data. Methods Data on 6105 adults aged ≥50 yearsContinue reading “Depression among older adults due to social strains”

Loneliness or social isolation increases risk of stroke/CHD

Nicole K Valtorta, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK; nicole.valtorta@york.ac.uk  Background The influence of social relationships on morbidity is widely accepted, but the size of the risk to cardiovascular health is unclear. Objective We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the association between loneliness or social isolationContinue reading “Loneliness or social isolation increases risk of stroke/CHD”