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7 Misconceptions About Loneliness

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What is loneliness? Is loneliness the same as feeling alone or being lonely? Does depression making us more lonely? What about social isolation? If you're watching this video to find out how to deal with loneliness, then this video may not be for you. However, Psych2Go shares some reasons why loneliness is so highly misunderstood so that we can deal with loneliness more effectively. If you see a friend feeling lonely, do not jump in assuming that they are lacking friends. Your lonely friend may be dealing with something else.

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