1. haidut

    Being Sad and Lonely Accelerates Aging More Than Smoking

    The title is the same as the one of the popular press article. And since feelings of sadness and loneliness are primarily caused by elevated serotonin, we can add premature aging to the list of "benefits" serotonin offers. The findings of this study probably explain a great deal of the premature...
  2. IPlayDart

    Incels: A Result of Technology?

    Incels wouldn’t exist in a world where technology and the internet weren’t there. I don’t see any Incels in hunter- gatherer and primitive tribes. It seems to be a modern problem caused by modern things. The internet and technology waste a lot of time and most people have zero social...
  3. DDRB

    How to overcome social maladjustment (and learned helplessness)??

    I've had a lot of problems in my life, problems but the one that concerns me right now is social maladjustment. In fact the main problem is the 'cocktail effect', I see a lot of people who are even more maladjusted but who have friends because they seem basically "normal", I also have crazy...
  4. haidut

    Young people are lonelier than ever

    The actual title of the article, covering recent studies about loneliness rates in Western populations. It dispels the convenient excuse that the "pandemic" is what caused this true epidemic of loneliness by showing those rates were high years before any talk about virus/lockdown entered the...
  5. haidut

    Pregnenolone Advances As A Treatment For Loneliness In Humans

    A few years ago, I posted a thread on the possibility of using pregnenolone as a treatment for loneliness in humans. Pregnenolone As A Treatment For Loneliness At the time, the studies were mostly based on animal models and a small pilot human study. It seems that the results were promising...
  6. haidut

    Loneliness Is The Real Cause Of Selfishness

    ...and vice versa. I have suspected for a very long time that pathologically selfish people may have a mental disorder of some sort or at least be under some kind of environmental pressure to develop such extreme behavior. Now, this new study says that selfishness may simply be a...
  7. haidut

    Loneliness Increases Alcohol Tolerance, May Explain "addiction"

    I posted several studies in the past about the connection between stress hormones and "addiction", especially alcohol. This new study adds more evidence to that link and now also draws serotonin in the picture. Apparently, social creatures are much more sensitive to inebriation effects of...
  8. haidut

    Pregnenolone As A Treatment For Loneliness

    I touched upon this idea/topic in some of my other posts, and just like those other posts, I would like to emphasize here that I am not suggesting steroid supplementation as a substitute for social interaction. The purpose of this post if to provide some insight on the biochemical effects of...
  9. P

    Alterations in Oxygen Consumption, Respiratory Quotient, and Heat Production in Long-Lived GHRKO and

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2657169/ Abstract Growth hormone (GH) signaling influences longevity in mice, with decreased GH signaling associated with longer life span and increased GH signaling with shortened life span. A proposed mechanism through which GH signaling influences...
  10. haidut

    Loneliness Kills By Activating The Stress Response & Inflammation

    Sounds like a fairly obvious conclusion, but up until about 5 years ago mainstream medicine claimed that loneliness had no impact on our health. The key finding here is that loneliness upregulates BOTH norepinephrine and cortisol levels - i.e. triggers the stress response, especially in the...
  11. bodacious

    Loneliness Triggers Cellular Changes

    :o "The serious dangers of loneliness have long been known, but the cellular mechanisms by which loneliness causes adverse health outcomes have not been well understood. Now, a team of researchers has released a study shedding new light on how loneliness triggers physiological responses that...
  12. B

    Intelligence And Social Isolation

    I've heard Peat and others talk about how higher intelligence can tend to go with higher levels of social isolation. It seems like he takes the stance that it's the intelligence that causes one to not fit in, and become isolated, but I've been thinking about this a bunch lately, and I think it's...
  13. haidut

    Loneliness / Isolation As Harmful As Obesity For Longevity

    A study that ties nicely with the earlier study I posted on "addiction" being caused by the same factors. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 160521.htm
  14. haidut

    The Real Cause Of Addiction - Loneliness / Desperation

    The article is essentially a more official admission of the findings of the Rat Park Experiment, backing it up by some other study findings. I think the truth is slowly starting to come out, but the problem is that as the author says our society is virtually designed to ensure loneliness...
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