Bereavement: Course, Consequences, and Care
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- Zisook, S., Iglewicz, A., Avanzino, J. et al. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2014) 16: 482. doi:10.1007/s11920-014-0482-8
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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.