• News

"Tackling America’s Loneliness Epidemic"

  • NBC Left Field
  • New York, NY
  • (July 12, 2019)

James Murrough, MD, the director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discusses America’s loneliness epidemic. According to Dr. Murrough, “Human beings are social creatures. The evidence is suggesting that without that social contact, there are actually measureable negative impacts on both physical health and mental health.” He adds, “Social isolation is not unique to older individuals, but older age is one of the biggest, if not the biggest risk factors for social isolation.”

— James Murrough, MD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Director, Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Learn more