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Addressing the loneliness epidemic, with guest Hilary Gamble, MD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Factors include age, personality, time spent online

Loneliness in America has been labeled a public health crisis, and it can affect mental, physical and societal health. Addressing the need for social connections is Hilary Gamble, MD, a psychiatrist specializing in treating children and adolescents. She discusses the U.S. surgeon general's recent report on loneliness, how solitude differs from it, and the impact of social media. Gamble is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Upstate.