Middle age and loneliness

More than one third of adults are lonely, with people in their forties suffering the highest levels, according to a study published in the latest Journal of Clinical Nursing.

People with strong religious beliefs were less likely to be lonely and people who were unemployed reported higher levels of loneliness than people who were retired.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Mar 2006
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Grohol, J. (2006). Loneliness Rampant in Middle Age. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 26, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2006/03/13/loneliness-rampant-in-middle-age/

 

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