A New Model for Studying Social Isolation and Health in People with Serious Mental Illnesses

Researchers have developed a promising new framework for studying the link between social disconnection and poor physical health in people living with serious mental illnesses. Drawing on published research, this framework builds on existing social isolation and loneliness models by integrating insights from evolutionary and cognitive theories. This research was supported by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and the National Institute of Mental Health.

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