LONELINESS

a sometimes long lasting feeling of having no alternative to turn to in times of distress and depression. Generally classed as a period of heightened cognitive discomfort and uneasiness from being oneself. There are a variety of psychological explanations for perceived loneliness, some disagreeing on the essence of the condition.

LONELINESS: "Loneliness is felt by a wide range of society on a regular basis- there is no one reason which causes the feeling or emotion of loneliness but it is commonly associated with depression and a lack of a social life."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "LONELINESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/loneliness/ (accessed May 26, 2018).
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