From Medpage Today:
[C]linicians should consider initiating social interventions for lonely older adults or ‘social prescribing’ to local community-based support programs” rather than piling on medications to relieve symptoms, Kotwal’s group suggested. They noted that loneliness may contribute to somatic and psychiatric problems; and in those cases in which loneliness results from such symptoms, it may exacerbate them. And, the researchers pointed out, medications are unlikely to relieve loneliness.
Read Loneliness, Aging, and Polypharmacy — Doctors advised to try “social prescribing” in place of more meds HERE