“Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.”
However, loneliness comes with life. The world is not perfect that you do not need to go through mental issues. Mental health problems are more normal in people living alone regardless of age and sex, says research.
The study was issued in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers used data on 20,500 individuals aged 16-64 living in England who participated in 1993, 2000, or 2007 National Psychiatric Morbidity Surveys. “The prevalence of common mental disorders was higher in individuals living alone than in those not living alone in all survey years,” the study recorded.
Whether a person had a common mental disorder (CMD) was assessed using the Clinical Interview Schedule-Revised (CIS-R), a questionnaire focusing on neurotic symptoms. The study found that the prevalence of people living alone in 1993, 2000, and 2007 was 8.8 percent, 9.8 percent, and 10.7 percent. They found a positive association between living alone and common mental disorder.
In various subgroups of people, living alone increased a person’s risk for common mental disorder by 1.39 to 2.43 times, the study said.
“Living alone is positively associated with common mental disorders in the general population in England,” said study co-author Louis Jacob from the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in France. Globally, the lifetime prevalence of CMDs is around 30 percent. These disorders have a major impact on the quality of life, physical illness, and mortality.
Times may have changed, but there are some things that are always with us & loneliness is one of them. Loneliness is never crueler than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.