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Loneliness: A signature mental health concern in the era of COVID-19.
Psychiatry Res. 2020 08; 290:113117.PR

Abstract

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most communities in the United States imposed stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, potentially leading to chronic social isolation. During the third week of shelter-in-place guidelines, 1,013 U.S. adults completed the UCLA Loneliness Scale-3 and Public Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). Loneliness was elevated, with 43% of respondents scoring above published cutoffs, and was strongly associated with greater depression and suicidal ideation. Loneliness is a critical public health concern that must be considered during the social isolation efforts to combat the pandemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Room 7303B, PO Box 245002, Tucson 85724-5002, AZ, USA. Electronic address: killgore@psychiatry.arizona.edu.Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Room 7303B, PO Box 245002, Tucson 85724-5002, AZ, USA.Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Room 7303B, PO Box 245002, Tucson 85724-5002, AZ, USA.Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Room 7303B, PO Box 245002, Tucson 85724-5002, AZ, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Letter

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32480121

Citation

Killgore, William D S., et al. "Loneliness: a Signature Mental Health Concern in the Era of COVID-19." Psychiatry Research, vol. 290, 2020, p. 113117.
Killgore WDS, Cloonan SA, Taylor EC, et al. Loneliness: A signature mental health concern in the era of COVID-19. Psychiatry Res. 2020;290:113117.
Killgore, W. D. S., Cloonan, S. A., Taylor, E. C., & Dailey, N. S. (2020). Loneliness: A signature mental health concern in the era of COVID-19. Psychiatry Research, 290, 113117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113117
Killgore WDS, et al. Loneliness: a Signature Mental Health Concern in the Era of COVID-19. Psychiatry Res. 2020;290:113117. PubMed PMID: 32480121.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Loneliness: A signature mental health concern in the era of COVID-19. AU - Killgore,William D S, AU - Cloonan,Sara A, AU - Taylor,Emily C, AU - Dailey,Natalie S, Y1 - 2020/05/23/ PY - 2020/05/03/received PY - 2020/05/17/revised PY - 2020/05/20/accepted PY - 2020/6/2/pubmed PY - 2020/9/9/medline PY - 2020/6/2/entrez SP - 113117 EP - 113117 JF - Psychiatry research JO - Psychiatry Res VL - 290 N2 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most communities in the United States imposed stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, potentially leading to chronic social isolation. During the third week of shelter-in-place guidelines, 1,013 U.S. adults completed the UCLA Loneliness Scale-3 and Public Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). Loneliness was elevated, with 43% of respondents scoring above published cutoffs, and was strongly associated with greater depression and suicidal ideation. Loneliness is a critical public health concern that must be considered during the social isolation efforts to combat the pandemic. SN - 1872-7123 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32480121/Loneliness:_A_signature_mental_health_concern_in_the_era_of_COVID_19_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -