Published 19 May 2021
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic made the world acutely aware of the impact of social isolation on individual health and behavior, the "loneliness epidemic" had emerged as a persistent challenge in many societies in the developed world. Drs. Saumyadipta Pyne and Pedram Gharani, and their coworkers, analyzed a study conducted by Cigna, Loneliness in the United States: A 2018 National Panel Survey of Demographic, Structural, Cognitive, and Behavioral Characteristics (2018).
Their study, Differential Patterns of Social Media Use Associated with Loneliness and Health Outcomes in Selected Socioeconomic Groups, was published in the Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 2021. (Image courtesy: Wikipedia)