Current Psychiatry Reports

, 16:482

Bereavement: Course, Consequences, and Care

  • Sidney Zisook
  • Alana Iglewicz
  • Julie Avanzino
  • Jeanne Maglione
  • Danielle Glorioso
  • Samuel Zetumer
  • Kathryn Seay
  • Ipsit Vahia
  • Ilanit Young
  • Barry Lebowitz
  • Ronald Pies
  • Charles Reynolds
  • Naomi Simon
  • M. Katherine Shear
Geriatric Disorders (W McDonald, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-014-0482-8

Cite this article as:
Zisook, S., Iglewicz, A., Avanzino, J. et al. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2014) 16: 482. doi:10.1007/s11920-014-0482-8
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Geriatric Disorders

Abstract

This paper discusses each of several potential consequences of bereavement. First, we describe ordinary grief, followed by a discussion of grief gone awry, or complicated grief (CG). Then, we cover other potential adverse outcomes of bereavement, each of which may contribute to, but are not identical with, CG: general medical comorbidity, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and substance use.

Keywords

Bereavement Grief Mourning Complicated grief Persistent complex bereavement disorder Major depressive disorder Major depressive episode Post-traumatic stress disorder 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York (outside the USA) 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sidney Zisook
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alana Iglewicz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Julie Avanzino
    • 2
  • Jeanne Maglione
    • 1
    • 2
  • Danielle Glorioso
    • 3
  • Samuel Zetumer
    • 2
  • Kathryn Seay
    • 1
    • 4
  • Ipsit Vahia
    • 3
  • Ilanit Young
    • 1
    • 2
  • Barry Lebowitz
    • 1
    • 5
  • Ronald Pies
    • 6
    • 7
  • Charles Reynolds
    • 8
    • 9
  • Naomi Simon
    • 10
  • M. Katherine Shear
    • 11
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and Veterans Medical and Research FoundationLa JollaUSA
  3. 3.The Center for Healthy AgingUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.University of California and San Diego State Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and Veterans Medical, Education and Research FoundationLa JollaUSA
  5. 5.Department of Biostatistics and PsychiatryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  6. 6.Department of PsychiatrySUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA
  7. 7.Department of PsychiatryTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  8. 8.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  9. 9.Department of Community and Behavioral Health ScienceUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Western Psychiatry Institute and ClinicPittsburghUSA
  10. 10.Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief ProgramMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  11. 11.Complicated Grief Treatment Research Program, Columbia University School of Social Work and Department of PsychiatryColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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