Mark Baker's research while affiliated with Brigham Young University - Provo Main Campus and other places

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Actual and perceived social isolation are both associated with increased risk for early mortality. In this meta-analytic review, our objective is to establish the overall and relative magnitude of social isolation and loneliness and to examine possible moderators. We conducted a literature search of studies (January 1980 to February 2014) using MED...


... Loneliness may also be detrimental to behavioral, mental, and social health throughout the lifespan, influencing outcomes such as substance misuse, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, and poor subjective wellbeing. According to a 2015 meta-analysis, people with chronic loneliness had a 26% increased risk of mortality 69 . This increased risk is comparable to set up risk factors such as physical inactivity and obesity 69,70 . ...