Study: Loneliness is Contagious

[KMSP-TV, December 01, 2009] For many this time of year can be festive and heart warming, but for some it can be downright lonely. According to a new study, loneliness spreads across time through behavior. It is like a person infecting you with their negative attitude or energy. Allina Psychologist Alan Steed says the loneliness study passes the credibility test. "If you and I were friends and all of a sudden you begin to withdraw, I might begin to wonder what I did to cause that,” said Steed. “I might lose my confidence in my ability to maintain friends." See the story at myfoxtwincities.com or watch below.

Posted on December 02, 2009 in Allina Health ClinicsKMSPTV News

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