Does lonyless affect the cognitive functions? Like studying?Watch
And it's loneliness.
Loneliness and depression is not the same. Loneliness is when you feel alone because you are alone in social isolation. You are just seeing No one and talk to No one for years. Or you can feel alone between people because there's No understanding or empathie or solidarity or friendship or another reason. While depression is a disturbed neurotransmitter equilibre. So the reason is not the same.
I said depression can lead to reduced cognition. But loneliness can lead to depression, but on the other hand many people are very happy being lonely.
when i was at uni i developed what i now realise was a sort of mental illness... i shut myself off from everyone in order to concentrate on my studies, and became OCD in some ways - like i was continually distracted by the tiniest of noise (inevitable in student halls) which would then play on my mind for hours even after it stopped as i worried about the noise restarting and couldn't concentrate on my revision. lesson learnt - normal social interactions are important, even for studies
It's only anecdotal so take it with a pinch of salt