June 6, 2016

To Beat the Blues, Visits Must Be Real, Not Virtual

Loneliness keeps increasing, but new research suggests that electronic ways of keeping in touch do little compared with in-person contact. Research indicated people who had face-to-face contact with children, friends and family as infrequently as every few months had the highest rates of depression. Those who connected with people in person, at least three times a week, had the lowest.

Human interaction requires face-to-face contact.

Topics: Research and Insights, Culture, Virtual Reality