We are social creatures. So it’s no surprise that quarantine fatigue has begun to set in.
“Humans are wired to come together physically,” says psychologist Judith Moskowitz of Northwestern University. But, loneliness has become widespread in modern life. And, social distancing has just exacerbated the problem,” Moskowitz says.
Finding ways to connect is essential to our well-being, since prolonged isolation can increase the risk of depression and anxiety, says Dr. Sandro Galea of Boston University’s School of Public Health. “We know from other events, the longer the isolation, the more risk,” Galea says.