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Doctor insights on: What Does Mean Raise Their Children In Relative Social Isolation

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Can social isolation increase my risk for certain diseases?

Can social isolation increase my risk for certain diseases?

If it makes you sad.: It depends on the effects of the social isolation on your emotions. There is some evidence that low levels of positive emotion (or high levels of negative emotions) can affect your immune system, which could increase your risk of infections. So, if the social isolation is associated with negative emotions (e.g., depression, anger, anxiety) it could make you more susceptible to illness. ...Read more

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Isolation (Definition)

Isolation is a clinical finding in which a person spends most of his time by himself, either by his own choosing or due ...Read more


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What are the dangers of social isolation in the digital age?

What are the dangers of social isolation in the digital age?

Fantasy life: The real problem of the new technology that was thrust on us lacked understanding the effect on person to person interactions. We are seeing more socially isolated children lacking one on one in person friendships. The fantasy world of cyberspace is breeding problems for the emerging youth whose social skills are soley based on the social media internet.. ...Read more

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How to handle social isolation when working online from home?

How to handle social isolation when working online from home?

Get out of the : House! get to know your neighbors, the people at your gym or church or volunteer organizations. But it all starts with getting out of the house! ...Read more

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Can social isolation and having only to communicate online cause problems?

Great question: We're still dealing with the impact of the many new forms or communication--written, spoken, and visual. There's nothing wrong with social isolation, per se: some are more comfortable alone than with others, esp. Large crowds. So, from one perspective, if it works for you and you're an adult, great. Unanswered is whether it deprives kids of needed skills.If they sit next to each other texting. ...Read more

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Is it still considered social isolation if you communicate online every few hours?

Great question: We're still dealing with the impact of the many new forms or communication--written, spoken, and visual. There's nothing wrong with social isolation, per se: some are more comfortable alone than with others, esp. Large crowds. So, from one perspective, if it works for you and you're an adult, great. Unanswered is whether it deprives kids of needed skills.If they sit next to each other texting. ...Read more

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Is there any way to really know your associates with working from remote in social isolation?

Yes and no: Of course, on some level, do we ever really "know" our associates even if we work in close proximity to them? Often time is needed for people to come to know one another -- their strengths, weaknesses, vulnerabilities. And working in collaboration with one's associates is a great way to get to know somebody. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get over social isolation?

Can i tell me how i can get over social isolation?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck ; let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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How do you overcome depression, boredom and social isolation?

How do you overcome depression, boredom and social isolation?

Life purpose: I agree with dr. Ulrich about the need for evaluation & treatment for depression. This can definitely help. Also very important is finding your own purpose for being on the planet, and giving your time, love, and energy to that. There is not one of us who has nothing to give and share with others. It can be a challenge finding it though -- treatment can help you get clear enough to find yours. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of social isolation now with constant access to digital media?

It is the same: Social isolation is a symptom of anxiety disorders that adolescents develop due to phobias, panic disorder, separation anxiety etc. With advent of our computers, smart phones and tablets, these adolecents hide their problems entering a self created world in cyperspace where they feel safe. Parents many time miss their child problems feeling their child is just a computer geek. ...Read more

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Parental Isolation (Definition)

Parental isolation is a lack of social life for ...Read more