Depression and lonliness can exist together, but they are not exactly the same thing.
Lonliness is something experienced by all people at some point but it is not always accompanied by depression.
Usually lonliness is thought of as occurring in solitude but this is not always true either.
Some people experience lonliness in combination homesickness , when they are away from familiar people and surroundings. They can feel this even when there are people around.
Other people feel like they do not fit in and this leads to lonliness with people around. Some people feel more lonely around groups of people than they do when they are by themselves.
There are other circumstances where people experience lonliness with other people around. Some of these circumstances tend to cause a co-existing condition of depression and lonliness.
People with invisible illnesses like chronic pain, chronic illness, and mental illness often feel both…
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