International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064

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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015

Loneliness among Elderly Widow and Widowers

Bandana [8] | Shalini Agarwal [7]

Abstract: Loneliness is an unpleasant feeling in which a person feels a strong sense of emptiness and solitude resulting from inadequate levels of social relationships. However, it is a subjective experience. Loneliness has also been described as social pain- a psychological mechanism meant to alert an individual of isolation and motivate her/him to seek social connections. The phenomenon of loneliness occurs in people of all ages but may be a particular problem in the elderly it is acknowledged that loneliness is not a necessary accompaniment to aging and that aging is not solely responsible for the development of loneliness in elderly people However

Keywords: Depression elderly loneliness psychiatric disorder widowhood

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,

Pages: 2681 - 2682

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