Treatment for LOC includes psychotherapy and time. Learning that people don’t disappear when they are out of the room, that people love and care for you when they’re not there, and that when you are alone you’re not all alone takes time. Relationships need to be mended, confidence needs to be restored, and love needs to be established. Some beginning treatment ideas include:
- Carrying something of importance with you at all times (such as someone’s shirt, jewellery, or a blanket)
- Caring for an animal often helps mend the feeling of being alone because a pet inhibits unconditional love. If you don’t have a pet check out the easiest pets to take care of list or volunteer at your local shelter. Remember that animals need love, affection, financial stability, and are a commitment. Check out 8 reasons not to get a pet here.
- Keeping notes and reminders that you are loved and cared for, even if that person isn’t in your immediate vision.