4 Ways Being Lonely Can Affect Your Health

October 28, 2014 12:18 PM

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When you're lonely, you may look for friends in all sorts of unexpected places. At least that's the conclusion of a recent study in Psychological Science that found that folks who felt socially disconnected -- aka lonely -- were more likely to view a doll's face as human.

You're more likely to be down in the dumps. The more lonely you feel, the more likely you are to have depressive symptoms, according to research at the University of Chicago.

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