Ah, the new social survey data are out showing the negative impact of loneliness.
Apparently, it is as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Of course, smokers aren’t lonely because they chat to everyone outside shops, work, pubs while having a fag!
But, while the survey is a bonus for a purely psychological explanation, I predict within 10 years that neuroscience will have found the brain area and neurotransmitter responsible!
See, you’re not lonely, you have a disease!