Loneliness is bad for brains

Solitary confinement shrinks nerve cells in mice, study finds

person alone a bedroom

BRAIN DRAIN  Socially isolated people can have anxiety, depression and thinking problems. Isolation changes the brain in specific ways, a mouse study suggests.


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