Men More Likely to Die of Mental Illness Following Divorce: Study

Divorce and living in the shadow of loneliness can cause serious damage to middle-aged men.

Gulf Today Report

A recent study found that men are more likely to die of mental illness and general poor health in divorce, compared to women.

According to British media, divorce and living in the shadow of loneliness can cause serious damage to middle-aged men, as it leads to a decline in the general health of men, more than that of women in the event of divorce. .

In a survey released Tuesday, those men who live without a companion for more than 7 years are exposed to severe stress, which leads to premature death from heart attacks, atherosclerosis, strokes and mental illness.

The study added: “In a study of 4,800 people aged 48 to 62, men were more likely to contract these diseases than women, largely due to the friendships that women form more. than men, what helps them get through this is a difficult stage in life.

Professor Rikke Lund, one of the study authors from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, said: “Evidence shows that men tend to depend on their female partners more than women depend on men, and therefore men are more likely to crack. if a life partner is lost. “

“Men at the ages studied tend to have smaller social networks than women, so they are more likely to experience loneliness, which can increase the risk of disease, and there is evidence that men who live alone may not not take care of themselves, and are more reluctant to see a doctor if they have health problems.

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