Does Living Alone Increase Mental Health Risk?
Medical News Today
According to some studies, almost one-third of people will experience a common mental disorder (CMD) in their lifetime. Due to the widespread influence of CMDs, scientists are keen to understand the full range of risk factors that feed into mental health. In recent years, scientists have investigated whether living alone might be one such risk factor. A new study, the results of which now appear in the journal
, takes a fresh look at this question. The study authors conclude that there is a link between living alone and CMDs. They also find that it affects all age groups and sexes, and that, primarily, loneliness is the driver.
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