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Scientists and mental health professionals generally agree: social isolation can trigger or exacerbate mental health problems. The American Psychological Association notes that while every case is different, there is evidence that links “perceived social isolation with adverse health consequences including depression, poor sleep quality, impaired executive function, accelerated cognitive decline, poor cardiovascular function, and impaired immunity at every stage of life.”

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Chris Rourke is a Times staff writer and can be contacted at 970-641-1414 or chris.rourke@gunnisontimes.com
Gunnison Country Times | March 20, 2020
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