Middle East: Loneliness could be in your genes 17 november 2005 (874 reads)
Loneliness may run in the family, researchers have suggested.
Teams from the Free University in Amsterdam and the University of Chicago looked at data on 8,000 identical, and non-identical, twins.
They found genetics had a significant influence on loneliness.
The researchers, whose study appears in Behavior Genetics, said it showed helping lonely people was not simply a matter of changing their environment