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A Pill for Loneliness

Inside the hunt for drugs that ease the effects of isolation on the brain

Illustration: Keith Rankin

LLoneliness is part of the human condition. A primeval warning sign, like hunger or thirst, to seek out a primary resource: connection. Millions of years of evolution have shaped us into creatures who need social bonds in the same way that we need food and water.

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Laura Entis

Laura Entis

Freelance journalist focusing on health, business, and science. Former associate editor at Fortune.

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