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Social Isolation

"Social Isolation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The separation of individuals or groups resulting in the lack of or minimizing of social contact and/or communication. This separation may be accomplished by physical separation, by social barriers and by psychological mechanisms. In the latter, there may be interaction but no real communication.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Social Isolation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Social Isolation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 131 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2006
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