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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

The Interface of Loneliness, Hospitalization and Illness

  • Open or Close Rokach*

    Center for Academic Studies, Israel

    *Corresponding author: Rokach, York University, Center for Academic Studies, Israel, Canada

Submission: March 23, 2018;Published: May 23, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2018.01.000506

ISSN 2639-0612
Volume1 Issue2


This article reviews the experience of loneliness and how it is influenced, and influences, the ill person and the hospitalized individual. Social ties enhance the immune system and help individuals cope with stress and illness. Loneliness has physical, emotional, and cognitive negative effects. Loneliness, which can involve both excruciating physical and mental suffering, is an ancient nemesis. Loneliness is implicated in numerous somatic, psychosomatic, and psychiatric diseases [1]. It is a mundane yet arcane human affliction that is often hazardous to health and hostile to happiness [2]. In this article, I review the experience of loneliness as it affects us when we are not doing well, such as when we are ill or hospitalized.

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