Are You Experiencing Loneliness?

10 mins

Are you Experiencing Loneliness?

Do you often feel like you have no one to talk to? Feel like nobody gets you? Frequently feel like you’ve been shut out and excluded by others?

As we grow up, we become more and more accustomed to being alone, in turn, leaving more individuals feeling increasingly lonely and left out. Most of us have experienced what it feels like to be affected by loneliness and isolation during the pandemic, although, there may be a few with prolonged effects and various others with their respective personal reasons. 

Short-term bouts of loneliness can occur to many people at some point in their lives. However, when feelings of loneliness and isolation worsen and continue in the long run, there may be more serious signs and symptoms to be aware of and steps you can take to help deal with chronic loneliness.

  • Inability to connect with others on a deeper and more intimate level
  • No close or "best" friends or feeling like no one truly understands you
  • An overwhelming feeling of isolation regardless of the environment or people 
  • At work, you may feel alienated and alone
  • Negative feelings of self-doubt and self-worth 
  • Exhaustion and burnout when trying to engage socially 
  • Sleep problems, a weakened immune system, poor diet, and more

Who is this Quiz for? 

If you are dealing with long-term loneliness, the kind that doesn't go away, talk to your doctor or another healthcare provider so they can help. Chronic loneliness is not just about feeling alone; if left unchecked it can put you at risk for serious physical and emotional issues. Long-term feelings of loneliness and social isolation can also reduce cognitive skills, such as the ability to concentrate, make decisions, problem-solve, and even change negative self-beliefs. During severe cases, it can ultimately lead to depression, substance abuse dependence or other disorders. 

Is this Quiz Accurate? 

This is NOT a professional psychiatric diagnosis. This is only a self-assessment quiz to help people figure out whether they need to speak with a professional or consult a psychiatrist. Our licensed mental health professionals can help you determine the next best steps for you.

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