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Bereavement and complicated grief.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24068457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bereavement is a common experience in adults aged 60 and older. Loss of a loved one usually leads to acute grief characterized by yearning and longing, decreased interest in ongoing activities, and frequent thoughts of the deceased. For most, acute grief naturally evolves into a state of integrated grief, where the bereaved is able to reengage with everyday activities and find interest or pleasure. About 7 % of bereaved older adults, however, will develop the mental health condition of Complicated Grief (CG). In CG, the movement from acute to integrated grief is derailed, and grief symptoms remain severe and impairing. This article reviews recent publications on the diagnosis of CG, risk factors for the condition and evidenced-based treatments for CG. Greater attention to CG detection and treatment in older adults is needed.
Authors:
M Katherine Shear; Angela Ghesquiere; Kim Glickman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current psychiatry reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1535-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Psychiatry Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-26     Completed Date:  2014-03-17     Revised Date:  2014-11-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888960     Medline TA:  Curr Psychiatry Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  406     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adjustment Disorders / drug therapy,  psychology*,  therapy
Age Factors
Aged
Bereavement*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Grief*
Humans
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 MH060783/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH070741/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; T32 MH073553/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; T32 MH073553/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
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