June 6, 2016

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

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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

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