During the Covid-19 pandemic, writers at AskMen spoke with a number of experts to shed some light on why isolation has such a negative affect on the human psyche.
Owner of Manhattan Mental Health Counseling, Natalie Buchwald was cited in this article, speaking about a bet/experiment carried out by poker player Rich Alati, in which he bet that he could stay in a room alone for 30 days with just a kitchen and other basic amenities. The outcome was that his mental trauma grew to be so great that he only lasted 20 days. She explains that we are social creatures at our core.
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