urban lonelyness

Loneliness
“Everybody feels lonely sometimes. But only few of us are aware how important this feeling was for our ancestors – and that our modern world can turn it into something that really hurts us. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Xv_g3g-mA

Sick cities: why urban living can be bad for your mental health
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/feb/25/city-stress-mental-health-rural-kind

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
http://www.bl.uk/events/the-lonely-city-adventures-in-the-art-of-being-alone

Alone Together
http://nymag.com/news/features/52450/

urban loneliness
“A common side effect of big city life. The limitless amounts of social opportunities available creates a feeling of isolation when you for some reason don’t exploit them. The depression is further increased by constantly witnessing other people seemingly overcoming these challenges better than you.
Alexander has been suffering from urban loneliness since he moved to New York. The sheer amount of things to do is a constant reminder of his own non-existent social life.”
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=urban+loneliness

Are Smartphones the Solution to Urban Loneliness?
“When Kitchin spoke of his purely “analog” colleagues, Teresa Carlson, an executive who runs Amazon web services, jumped in with a jab: “Do they live in a cave?” She got what sounded like a relieved laugh from the room.
Kitchin was quick to reply. “You don’t have to be buying Amazon services to be alive,” he pointed out.”
http://www.citylab.com/tech/2013/10/are-smartphones-solution-urban-loneliness/7158/

Social isolation and loneliness: differences between older rural and urban Manitobans.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15334813

Life of solitude: A loneliness crisis is looming
“Shaheen Shivji was happier in Kabul. There were bombs going off outside the compound where she worked for a development agency, but she preferred life in the Afghan capital to the one she had at home in Abbotsford, B.C., for one simple reason: She wasn’t lonely.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/life-of-solitude-a-loneliness-crisis-is-looming/article15573187/?page=all

Meet One Lonely Guy
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/life-video/video-meet-one-lonely-guy/article537143/?from=15573187

Personality Disorders in Modern Life
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Personality-Disorders-Modern-Life-Psychology/dp/0471237345
http://turkpsikiyatri.org/arsiv/personality.disorders.millon.pdf