Loneliness and pathways to disease

@article{Hawkley2003LonelinessAP,
  title={Loneliness and pathways to disease},
  author={L. Hawkley and J. Cacioppo},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={98-105}
}
Social isolation predicts morbidity and mortality from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and a host of other causes. The mechanisms by which the social world impacts on health are poorly understood, in part because of lack of specificity in the conceptualization and operationalization of relevant aspects of social relationships and physiological processes. Perceived social isolation, commonly termed loneliness, may represent a link between the epidemiological and biological levels of analysis… Expand
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