On Demand Grand Rounds: Loneliness Versus Wisdom in the Era of Pandemics
CZARINA SANTOS-BORJA, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE
This presentation was originally reviewed on August 17, 2023, and broadcast live online on April 21, 2021, from 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM ET.
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Loneliness is a common and serious public health problem associated with worse physical, mental, and cognitive functioning. It is more prevalent among people with serious mental illnesses. Yet, it is rarely assessed in clinical practice, let alone prevented or treated. Untreated loneliness increases the risk of cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurocognitive disorders as well as major depression, suicides, and opioid and other substance use disorders, and increases mortality. Recent research has shown a strong and consistent inverse relationship between loneliness and wisdom. Wisdom is a personality trait comprised of compassion, emotional regulation, self-reflection, acceptance of diverse perspectives, and possibly, spirituality. Both loneliness and wisdom can be assessed clinically using published, validated rating scales such as UCLA-3 scale and San Diego Wisdom Scale, respectively. Furthermore, there are evidence-based intervention strategies to reduce loneliness and to enhance components of wisdom such as compassion, emotional regulation, and spirituality. Increase in wisdom may help reduce and prevent loneliness. This presentation will address the topics of assessment and interventions to reduce loneliness and enhance wisdom in ourselves and in the people we treat.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists and other mental health professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:
- Assess loneliness and other social determinants of health.
- Evaluate wisdom and its components, especially compassion.
- Use strategies to increase compassion and reduce loneliness.
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About This Speaker
Dilip V. Jeste, MD is the Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging, and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at University of California San Diego. His areas of research include schizophrenia and positive psychiatry. He has published 14 books, 725 peer-reviewed articles and 160 book chapters. He is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Jeste is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and was a member of the NIMH Advisory Council and NIH Council of Councils. He was a TEDMED speaker and is Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics. He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and in the Institute of Scientific Information list of the “world's most cited authors”.
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Grand Rounds: Loneliness Versus Wisdom in the Era of Pandemics
Dilip V. Jeste, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care
Estelle and Edgar Levi Memorial Chair in Aging
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences
Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging
Co-Director, IBM-UCSD Artificial Intelligence Center for Healthy Living
University of California San Diego
Originally reviewed August 17, 2023.
Originally broadcast live April 21, 2021, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm ET
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