grief

Summary

Summary: Normal, appropriate sorrowful response to an immediate cause. It is self-limiting and gradually subsides within a reasonable time.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Complicated grief and related bereavement issues for DSM-5
    M Katherine Shear
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:103-17. 2011
  2. ncbi Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial
    Birgit Wagner
    Department of Psychopathology, University of Zurich, Scheuchzerstr 21, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Death Stud 30:429-53. 2006
  3. ncbi Prevalence of complicated grief in a representative population-based sample
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    J Affect Disord 131:339-43. 2011
  4. pmc Prolonged grief disorder: Psychometric validation of criteria proposed for DSM-V and ICD-11
    Holly G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 6:e1000121. 2009
  5. ncbi Treatment of complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial
    Katherine Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA 293:2601-8. 2005
  6. ncbi Traumatic grief as a risk factor for mental and physical morbidity
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 154:616-23. 1997
  7. pmc Impact of concurrent naturalistic pharmacotherapy on psychotherapy of complicated grief
    Naomi M Simon
    Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02114, USA
    Psychiatry Res 159:31-6. 2008
  8. ncbi A case for establishing complicated grief as a distinct mental disorder in DSM-V
    Wendy G Lichtenthal
    Department of Psychology, 3720 Walnut Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 24:637-62. 2004
  9. ncbi Prevalence and determinants of complicated grief in general population
    Daisuke Fujisawa
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center East, Kashiwa shi, Chiba, Japan
    J Affect Disord 127:352-8. 2010
  10. ncbi Prevalence and psychological correlates of complicated grief among bereaved adults 2.5-3.5 years after September 11th attacks
    Yuval Neria
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:251-62. 2007

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  1. pmc Complicated grief and related bereavement issues for DSM-5
    M Katherine Shear
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:103-17. 2011
    Bereavement is a severe stressor that typically incites painful and debilitating symptoms of acute grief that commonly progresses to restoration of a satisfactory, if changed, life. Normally, grief does not need clinical intervention...
  2. ncbi Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial
    Birgit Wagner
    Department of Psychopathology, University of Zurich, Scheuchzerstr 21, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Death Stud 30:429-53. 2006
    ..the efficacy of an Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy program for bereaved people suffering complicated grief. The program combines established methods of psychotherapy with new technology--therapists and patients ..
  3. ncbi Prevalence of complicated grief in a representative population-based sample
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    J Affect Disord 131:339-43. 2011
    Complicated grief (CG) has been proposed as a distinct diagnostic category in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)...
  4. pmc Prolonged grief disorder: Psychometric validation of criteria proposed for DSM-V and ICD-11
    Holly G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 6:e1000121. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, grief becomes a serious health concern for a relative few...
  5. ncbi Treatment of complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial
    Katherine Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA 293:2601-8. 2005
    Complicated grief is a debilitating disorder associated with important negative health consequences, but the results of existing treatments for it have been disappointing.
  6. ncbi Traumatic grief as a risk factor for mental and physical morbidity
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 154:616-23. 1997
    The aim of this study was to confirm and extend the authors' previous work indicating that symptoms of traumatic grief are predictors of future physical and mental health outcomes.
  7. pmc Impact of concurrent naturalistic pharmacotherapy on psychotherapy of complicated grief
    Naomi M Simon
    Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02114, USA
    Psychiatry Res 159:31-6. 2008
    Complicated grief (CG) is a debilitating syndrome that can be reliably identified, but there is a paucity of research examining treatment of CG...
  8. ncbi A case for establishing complicated grief as a distinct mental disorder in DSM-V
    Wendy G Lichtenthal
    Department of Psychology, 3720 Walnut Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 24:637-62. 2004
    In this paper, we contend that complicated grief (CG) constitutes a distinct psychopathological diagnostic entity and thus warrants a place in standardized psychiatric diagnostic taxonomies...
  9. ncbi Prevalence and determinants of complicated grief in general population
    Daisuke Fujisawa
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center East, Kashiwa shi, Chiba, Japan
    J Affect Disord 127:352-8. 2010
    Few epidemiological studies have examined complicated grief in the general population, especially in Asian countries...
  10. ncbi Prevalence and psychological correlates of complicated grief among bereaved adults 2.5-3.5 years after September 11th attacks
    Yuval Neria
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:251-62. 2007
    ..the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was conducted to examine the prevalence and correlates of complicated grief (CG) 2.5-3.5 years after the attacks...
  11. pmc Grief in children and adolescents bereaved by sudden parental death
    Nadine M Melhem
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:911-9. 2011
    Major advances have been made in our understanding of the phenomenology and course of grief in adults. However, little is known about the course of grief in children and adolescents.
  12. ncbi Adolescent grief: "It never really hit me...until it actually happened"
    Grace H Christ
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, 622 W 113th St, New York, NY 10025, USA
    JAMA 288:1269-78. 2002
    ..Robert, a bereaved 14-year-old, illustrates some of these adaptive challenges...
  13. ncbi Reliability and validity of the Dutch version of the inventory of traumatic grief (ITG)
    Paul A Boelen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Death Stud 27:227-47. 2003
    The psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Inventory of Traumatic Grief (ITG) were investigated in two studies with bereaved adults who had suffered the loss of a first-degree relative...
  14. pmc Rates and risks for prolonged grief disorder in a sample of orphaned and widowed genocide survivors
    Susanne Schaal
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 10:55. 2010
    The concept of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) has been defined in recent years by Prigerson and co-workers, who have developed and empirically tested consensus and diagnostic criteria for PGD...
  15. pmc Informing the symptom profile of complicated grief
    Naomi M Simon
    Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:118-26. 2011
    Complicated Grief (CG) is under consideration as a new diagnosis in DSM5...
  16. ncbi Complicated grief: a case series using escitalopram
    Naomi M Simon
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1760-1. 2007
  17. ncbi Screening for complicated grief among Project Liberty service recipients 18 months after September 11, 2001
    Katherine M Shear
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York City, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1291-7. 2006
    ..attacks on September 11, 2001, to determine the proportion of respondents who screened positive for complicated grief, a recently identified condition marked by symptoms of continuing separation distress and accompanying bereavement-..
  18. ncbi The prevalence and characteristics of complicated grief in older adults
    Rachel S Newson
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 132:231-8. 2011
    Complicated grief is a prolongation of the normal grieving process with distinct characteristics. It impairs mental and physical health and can potentially greatly impact the quality of life of sufferers and their families...
  19. ncbi Treatment of complicated grief: a comparison between cognitive-behavioral therapy and supportive counseling
    Paul A Boelen
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:277-84. 2007
    Few studies have examined treatments for complicated grief--a debilitating condition that can develop after the loss of a loved one...
  20. pmc Craving love? Enduring grief activates brain's reward center
    Mary Frances O'Connor
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    Neuroimage 42:969-72. 2008
    Complicated Grief (CG) occurs when an individual experiences prolonged, unabated grief...
  21. ncbi Childhood traumatic grief: an exploration of the construct in children bereaved on September 11
    Elissa J Brown
    Department of Psychology, St John s University, Queens, NY 11439, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 34:248-59. 2005
    This study is an exploration of the measurement and correlates of childhood traumatic grief (CTG)...
  22. ncbi Growing up with grief: revisiting the death of a parent over the life course
    Nancee M Blank
    NYU Silver School of Social Work, New York University, NY 10003, USA
    Omega (Westport) 63:271-90. 2011
    ..This article argues the emotional experience of grief shifts: 1) as children grapple with both normative life changes and the tasks of mourning, and 2) as their ..
  23. ncbi Treating childhood traumatic grief: a pilot study
    Judith A Cohen
    Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh 15212, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:1225-33. 2004
    ..response of individual child and parent trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for childhood traumatic grief (CTG), a condition in which trauma symptoms impinge on the child's ability to successfully address the normal ..
  24. ncbi Regional brain activity in women grieving a romantic relationship breakup
    Arif Najib
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2245-56. 2004
    Separation from loved ones commonly leads to grief reactions. In some individuals, grief can evolve into a major depressive episode. The brain regions involved in grief have not been specifically studied...
  25. ncbi Spousal bereavement in older adults: common, resilient, and chronic grief with defining characteristics
    Carol H Ott
    College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 53201 0413, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:332-41. 2007
    The purpose of this study was to identify empirically patterns of grief among 141 older bereaved spouses...
  26. ncbi Neural activation underlying acute grief in women after the loss of an unborn child
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, Muenster, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1402-10. 2009
    ..induced termination of pregnancy because of fetal malformation is a major life event that causes intense maternal grief. Increasing evidence supports the hypothesis that the same neural structures involved in the experience of ..
  27. ncbi Prolonged grief disorder, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder among bereaved Kosovar civilian war survivors: a preliminary investigation
    Nexhmedin Morina
    Department of Psychology, University of Frankfurt, Varrentrappstr 40 42, D 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 56:288-97. 2010
    This study aimed at examining diagnostic concordance between Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among bereaved war survivors who had lost relatives due to war-related ..
  28. ncbi What do suicide survivors tell us they need? Results of a pilot study
    Jannette M McMenamy
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:375-89. 2008
    ..Future research with a longitudinal and more inclusive sample is needed to build on these preliminary findings and to provide a solid foundation for evidenced-based interventions with survivors...
  29. pmc Bereavement is associated with time-dependent decrements in cellular immune function in asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus type 1-seropositive homosexual men
    K Goodkin
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33136 1045, USA
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 3:109-18. 1996
    ..The results imply that a bereavement support group intervention merits investigation for an effect on immunological measures and clinical progression of HIV-1 infection as well as grief resolution.
  30. ncbi Complicated grief and suicidal ideation in adult survivors of suicide
    Ann M Mitchell
    Nursing and Psychiatry in the Health and Community Systems Department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, PA 15261, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:498-506. 2005
    While the prevalence of complicated grief has been demonstrated to be elevated in survivors of suicide, the association between complicated grief and suicidal ideation among adult survivors of suicide has not been explored...
  31. ncbi Complicated grief in Bosnian refugees: associations with posttraumatic stress disorder and depression
    Shakeh Momartin
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Compr Psychiatry 45:475-82. 2004
    Complicated grief is likely to be common among refugee populations exposed to war trauma...
  32. ncbi Suicide survivors' mental health and grief reactions: a systematic review of controlled studies
    Carl Aksel Sveen
    Suicide Research and Prevention Unit, University of Oslo Faculty of Medicine, and Department of Psychiatry, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Norway
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:13-29. 2008
    ..been a debate over several decades whether suicide survivors experience more severe mental health consequences and grief reactions than those who have been bereaved through other causes of death...
  33. pmc Posttraumatic stress and complicated grief in family members of patients in the intensive care unit
    Wendy G Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine and Palliative Care Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0903, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1871-6. 2008
    ..Family members of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are at risk for mental health morbidity both during and after a patient's ICU stay...
  34. ncbi A 1.5-year follow-up of an Internet-based intervention for complicated grief
    Birgit Wagner
    Department of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Trauma Stress 20:625-9. 2007
    Only recently have psychotherapeutic interventions for complicated grief been developed and evaluated in randomized controlled trials...
  35. ncbi Complicated grief after traumatic loss: a 14-month follow up study
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48129, Muenster, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:437-43. 2007
    ..To obtain information on the course of grief following a traumatic loss, 62 women who had undergone TOP between the 15th and 32nd gestational week were ..
  36. ncbi Comparison of two diagnostic systems for Complicated Grief
    Simon Forstmeier
    Department of Psychology, Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestr 14 17, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Affect Disord 99:203-11. 2007
    To date, there are mainly two diagnostic systems that have been proposed for the diagnosis of Complicated Grief [Horowitz, M.J., Siegel, B., Holen, A., Bonanno, G.A., Milbrath, C., Stinson, C.H., 1997...
  37. pmc Neural mechanisms of grief regulation
    Peter J Freed
    Division of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 66:33-40. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that symptoms might correlate with a capacity to regulate attention toward reminders of the deceased, and activity in, and functional connectivity between, prefrontal regulatory regions and the amygdala...
  38. ncbi Association of MAO-A variant with complicated grief in major depression
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 56:191-6. 2007
    ..Bereavement-related complicated grief significantly increases the risk of major depression and has been shown to be influenced by serotonergic tonus, ..
  39. ncbi Pilot study on traumatic grief treatment program for Japanese women bereaved by violent death
    Nozomu Asukai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo, Japan
    J Trauma Stress 24:470-3. 2011
    This pilot study aimed to refine a treatment approach for traumatic grief due to violent loss. Our Traumatic Grief Treatment Program, a modification of Shear's complicated grief treatment (Shear et al...
  40. ncbi International comparison of studies using the perinatal grief scale: a decade of research on pregnancy loss
    L J Toedter
    Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
    Death Stud 25:205-28. 2001
    The Perinatal Grief Scale (PGS) has been used in many studies of loss in pregnancy, including miscarriage, stillbirth, induced abortion, neonatal death, and relinquishment for adoption...
  41. ncbi Complicated grief as a stress response disorder: evaluating diagnostic criteria in a German sample
    Robert Langner
    Department of Psychology, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 58:235-42. 2005
    Complicated grief has been described as a diagnosis candidate for DSM-V. On the basis of the stress response theory, Horowitz et al...
  42. pmc Diurnal cortisol in Complicated and Non-Complicated Grief: slope differences across the day
    Mary Frances O'Connor
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:725-8. 2012
    Although grief has been described primarily as a psychological phenomenon, empirical evidence reveals that grief also has physiological correlates that have consequences for health...
  43. ncbi Guilt and emptiness: women's experiences of miscarriage
    Annsofie Adolfsson
    Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Karnsjukhuset, Skovde, Sweden
    Health Care Women Int 25:543-60. 2004
    ..They feel that they are the cause of the miscarriage through something they have done, eaten, or thought. They feel abandonment and they grieve for their profound loss; they are actually in bereavement...
  44. ncbi HIV disclosure and discussions about grief with Shona children: a comparison between health care workers and community members in Eastern Zimbabwe
    Anniek J De Baets
    FSP ISPED Zimbabwe, Universite Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France
    Soc Sci Med 66:479-91. 2008
    ..perceptions about the acceptability of disclosing the parents' or child's HIV status to a child and talking about grief with children, as well as the preferred time, type and setting for HIV disclosure...
  45. ncbi Elevated rates of prolonged grief disorder in African Americans
    B Goldsmith
    Herztberg Paliative Care Institute of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Death Stud 32:352-65. 2008
    The prevalence of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) in non-Whites is currently unknown. This study was performed to explore the prevalence of PGD in African Americans (AAs)...
  46. ncbi Prolonged grief disorder and depression in widows due to the Rwandan genocide
    Susanne Schaal
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Omega (Westport) 59:203-19. 2009
    Should pathological grief be viewed as a nosological category, separate from other forms of mental diseases? Diagnostic criteria for "Prolonged Grief Disorder" (PGD) have recently been specified by Prigerson and her coworkers...
  47. pmc Unresolved grief in a national sample of bereaved parents: impaired mental and physical health 4 to 9 years later
    Patrizia K Lannen
    Phyllis F Cantor Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:5870-6. 2008
    To assess unresolved parental grief, the associated long-term impact on mental and physical health, and health service use.
  48. ncbi Influence of traumatic grief on suicidal ideation among young adults
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:1994-5. 1999
    The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of traumatic grief on suicidal ideation.
  49. ncbi Effect of a structured follow-up visit to a midwife on women with early miscarriage: a randomized study
    Annsofie Adolfsson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Central Hospital, Skovde, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 85:330-5. 2006
    Women's grief after miscarriage is substantial and important. Women who experience early miscarriage do not constitute a homogenous group...
  50. ncbi Is there more to complicated grief than depression and posttraumatic stress disorder? A test of incremental validity
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:342-51. 2007
    There is growing interest in complicated grief reactions as a possible new diagnostic category for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...
  51. ncbi The varieties of grief experience
    G A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 218, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 21:705-34. 2001
    The bereavement literature has yet to show consensus on a clear definition of normal and abnormal or complicated grief reactions...
  52. ncbi Morbidity, mortality, and parental grief: a review of the literature on the relationship between the death of a child and the subsequent health of parents
    Karrie Cummings Hendrickson
    Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:109-19. 2009
    ..to analyze the research to date and identify areas for future research regarding the associations between parental grief after the death of a child and the subsequent health of the parents, including both their mortality and morbidity ..
  53. ncbi Psychosocial morbidity associated with patterns of family functioning in palliative care: baseline data from the Family Focused Grief Therapy controlled trial
    David W Kissane
    Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent s Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Palliat Med 17:527-37. 2003
    Family Focused Grief Therapy (FFGT) is a new model of brief intervention, which is commenced during palliative care for those families shown to be at high risk of poor adaptation, and continued preventively into bereavement with the aim ..
  54. ncbi Psychological morbidity following miscarriage
    Ingrid H Lok
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 21:229-47. 2007
    ..About 40% of miscarrying women were found to be suffering from symptoms of grief shortly after miscarriage, and pathological grief can follow...
  55. ncbi A pilot study of modified cognitive-behavioral therapy for childhood traumatic grief (CBT-CTG)
    Judith A Cohen
    Drexel University College of Medicine and the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh 15212, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:1465-73. 2006
    ..evaluated outcomes for a modified 12-session protocol of cognitive-behavioral therapy for childhood traumatic grief (CBT-CTG) conducted between March 2004 and October 2005...
  56. ncbi Loss and grief in patients with schizophrenia: on living in another world
    Maria Mauritz
    Support and Psychosis Programme of the Mental Health Care Unit GGNet in Zevenaar, The Netherlands
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 23:251-60. 2009
    Schizophrenia enormously impacts the lives of the patients who have this psychiatric disorder. This study addresses the lived experience of grief in schizophrenia.
  57. ncbi Alexithymia and grief reactions in bereaved Japanese women
    Mutsuhiro Nakao
    Division of Psychosomatic Medicine, Teikyo University Hospital, and Department of Hygiene and Public Health, School of Medicine, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan
    Death Stud 29:423-33. 2005
    To examine the relationship between grief reactions and alexithymia, 54 Japanese women (33 outpatients attending a psychosomatic clinic and 21 normal healthy participants) completed the Texas Inventory of Grief (TIG), the 20-item Toronto ..
  58. ncbi Suffering, loss and grief in palliative care
    Elizabeth A Lobb
    Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, and Department of Palliative Care, Royal North Shore Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 35:772-5. 2006
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  59. ncbi Grief processing and deliberate grief avoidance: a prospective comparison of bereaved spouses and parents in the United States and the People's Republic of China
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:86-98. 2005
    In this study, the authors measured grief processing and deliberate grief avoidance and examined their relationship to adjustment at 4 and 18 months of bereavement for 2 types of losses (spouse, child) in 2 cultures (People's Republic of ..
  60. ncbi The experience of high levels of grief in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia
    Sara Sanders
    School of Social Work, University of Iowa, 308 North Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Death Stud 32:495-523. 2008
    ..of this literature focused on the experience of stress, burden, and depression in caregivers, thus excluding the grief experience that also accompanies the caregiving experience...
  61. ncbi Indirect self-destructive behavior and overt suicidality in patients with complicated grief
    Katalin Szanto
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:233-9. 2006
    Complicated grief is associated with increased suicidal ideation in samples of bereaved individuals; however, suicidal behavior has not been assessed in these patients...
  62. pmc Factors of complicated grief pre-death in caregivers of cancer patients
    Alexis Tomarken
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
    Psychooncology 17:105-11. 2008
    Over the past decade, Prigerson and her colleagues have shown that symptoms of 'complicated grief'-intense yearning, difficulty accepting the death, excessive bitterness, numbness, emptiness, and feeling uneasy moving on and that the ..
  63. ncbi Illness-related hopelessness in advanced cancer: influence of anxiety, depression, and preparatory grief
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 23:138-47. 2009
    ..The aims were to assess the relationship of hopelessness, anxiety, distress, and preparatory grief, as well as their predictive power to hopelessness...
  64. ncbi A grief ignored: narratives of pregnancy loss from a male perspective
    Bernadette Susan McCreight
    School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 26:326-50. 2004
    ..recurring themes including self-blame; loss of identity; and the need to appear strong and hide feelings of grief and anger...
  65. ncbi Grief responses and coping strategies among infertile women after failed in vitro fertilization treatment
    Shu Hsin Lee
    School of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Scand J Caring Sci 24:507-13. 2010
    ..potential for many infertile women, but in vitro fertilization (IVF) failures are common, which often trigger grief responses and coping strategies to manage the stressful life event...
  66. pmc Grief, depressive symptoms, and physical health among recently bereaved spouses
    Rebecca L Utz
    Department of Sociology and Center on Aging, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0250, USA
    Gerontologist 52:460-71. 2012
    ..This paper explores the dynamic relationship between physical health and psychological well-being among recently bereaved spouses. ..
  67. pmc When grief makes you sick: bereavement induced systemic inflammation is a question of genotype
    Christian R Schultze-Florey
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 26:1066-71. 2012
    ..b>Grief severity was assessed with the Inventory of Complicated Grief...
  68. ncbi Attentional bias in complicated grief
    Fiona Maccallum
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Affect Disord 125:316-22. 2010
    Complicated Grief (CG) is a debilitating potential consequence of bereavement. Despite the significant health costs associated with CG, relatively little is known about the cognitive processes associated with the condition...
  69. pmc Distinctiveness of symptoms of prolonged grief, depression, and post-traumatic stress in bereaved children and adolescents
    Mariken Spuij
    Department of Child and Adolescent Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 21:673-9. 2012
    Studies among adults have shown that symptoms of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) are distinct from those of bereavement-related depression and post-traumatic stress-disorder (PTSD)...
  70. ncbi Lifetime mood symptoms and adult separation anxiety in patients with complicated grief and/or post-traumatic stress disorder: a preliminary report
    Liliana Dell'Osso
    Department of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biotechnology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 198:436-40. 2012
    A minority of bereaved individuals experiences symptoms of complicated grief (CG) that are associated with significant distress and impairment...
  71. ncbi Predictors of complicated grief: a systematic review of empirical studies
    Elizabeth A Lobb
    Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care, Calvary Health Care Sydney, Korgarah, New South Wales, Australia
    Death Stud 34:673-98. 2010
    A systematic review of the literature on predictors of complicated grief (CG) was undertaken with the aim of clarifying the current knowledge and to inform future planning and work in CG following bereavement...
  72. ncbi Spiritual bonds to the dead in cross-cultural and historical perspective: comparative religion and modern grief
    D Klass
    Webster University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Death Stud 23:547-67. 1999
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  73. ncbi Grief reactions in dementia carers: a systematic review
    Diana Chan
    Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit, UCL, London, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:1-17. 2013
    ..dementia carers is an identified target of the UK government, yet we know little about such family carers' grief before and after the death of the person with dementia for whom they care...
  74. pmc Complicated grief after perinatal loss
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 14:187-94. 2012
    ..Predictors of development of complicated grief after prenatal loss include lack of social support, pre-existing relationship difficulties, or absence of ..
  75. ncbi A biopsychosocial approach to sexual recovery after prostate cancer surgery: the role of grief and mourning
    Daniela Wittmann
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 37:130-44. 2011
    ..We propose a model of intervention in sexual recovery that incorporates grief and mourning as a gateway to new and satisfying sexuality after prostate cancer treatment.
  76. ncbi Identity, grief and self-awareness after traumatic brain injury
    Emma Carroll
    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland, UK
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 21:289-305. 2011
    ..identity change in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and explore associations between identity change, grief, depression, self-esteem and self-awareness...
  77. pmc Underutilization of mental health services among bereaved caregivers with prolonged grief disorder
    Wendy G Lichtenthal
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:1225-9. 2011
    This study examined grief and mental health service use among 86 bereaved caregivers of advanced cancer patients.
  78. ncbi Rumination and avoidance as predictors of prolonged grief, depression, and posttraumatic stress in female widowed survivors of war
    Nexhmedin Morina
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:921-7. 2011
    ..of war completed measures of rumination, experiential avoidance, depression, posttraumatic stress, and prolonged grief. Results showed that both rumination and experiential avoidance significantly predicted the symptom severity of ..
  79. ncbi Facets of pejorative self-processing in complicated grief
    Ann Marie J Golden
    Emotion Research Group, Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, United Kingdom
    J Consult Clin Psychol 80:512-24. 2012
    Complicated grief (CG) has been proposed as a psychiatric response to bereavement distinct from established mood and anxiety disorder diagnoses...
  80. ncbi Personal goals and prolonged grief disorder symptoms
    Paul A Boelen
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Clin Psychol Psychother 18:439-44. 2011
    Prolonged grief disorder (PGD, previously called complicated grief) is a debilitating condition that can develop following the loss of a loved one...
  81. doi Personal fear of death and grief in bereaved mothers
    Peter Barr
    Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, Australia, and Department of Neonatology, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSQ, 2145, Australia
    Death Stud 32:445-60. 2008
  82. ncbi Grief and post-traumatic growth in parents 2-6 years after the death of their extremely premature baby
    Stefan Buchi
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychother Psychosom 76:106-14. 2007
    To assess grief and post-traumatic growth in parents 2-6 years after the death of a premature baby (24-26 weeks' gestation) and to evaluate Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self-Measure (PRISM) in the assessment of bereavement.
  83. ncbi Psychometric properties of the Dutch Inventories of Prolonged Grief for Children and Adolescents
    Mariken Spuij
    Department of Child and Adolescent Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Psychol Psychother 19:540-51. 2012
    A significant minority of bereaved adults develops prolonged grief disorder (PGD), a syndrome encompassing debilitating symptoms of grief distinct from depression and anxiety...
  84. ncbi Shared or discordant grief in couples 2-6 years after the death of their premature baby: effects on suffering and posttraumatic growth
    Stefan Buchi
    Dept of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychosomatics 50:123-30. 2009
    ..The authors hypothesized that the grief-related concordance within a couple 2 to 6 years after the loss of a premature baby could be an indicator of ..
  85. pmc Unresolved grief in women and men in Sweden three years after undergoing unsuccessful in vitro fertilization treatment
    Helena Volgsten
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:1290-7. 2010
    ..To explore the experience of undergoing unsuccessful in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and of remaining childless 3 years after IVF in both women and men...
  86. ncbi Depression and grief reactions in hospice caregivers: from pre-death to 1 year afterwards
    Yulia Chentsova-Dutton
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego and VA Healthcare Systems, 0603 R, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0603, USA
    J Affect Disord 69:53-60. 2002
    ..emotional toll such caregiving exacts from caregivers, or how the stresses and strains of caregiving affect later grief reactions...
  87. ncbi Is pathological grief lasting more than 12 months grief or depression?
    Richard A Bryant
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 26:41-6. 2013
    DSM-5 and ICD-11 have proposed new psychiatric diagnoses to describe persistent and severe grief reactions...
  88. pmc When grief heats up: pro-inflammatory cytokines predict regional brain activation
    Mary Frances O'Connor
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    Neuroimage 47:891-6. 2009
    ..The present study investigated the hypothesis that local inflammation is associated with greater subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sACC) activation in persons undergoing chronic stress...
  89. ncbi Functional neuroanatomy of grief: an FMRI study
    Harald Gündel
    Institut und Polyklinik für Psychomatische Medizin, Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Tech University Munich, Langerstrasse 3, D 81675 Munich, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1946-53. 2003
    In this study the authors examined the functional neuroanatomy of grief, which to their knowledge has not been studied previously in functional neuroimaging research.
  90. ncbi Are they grieving? A qualitative analysis examining grief in caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease
    Sara Sanders
    School of Social Work, The University of Iowa, 355 North Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 1223, USA
    Soc Work Health Care 37:35-53. 2003
    Although there is an abundance of caregiving literature, there is a paucity of research that examines the grief reactions of caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease...
  91. ncbi Life after death: grief therapy after the sudden traumatic death of a family member
    Paul T Clements
    University of New Mexico, College of Nursing, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 40:149-54. 2004
    Survivors of the sudden traumatic death of a family member are at increased risk for complicated grief and bereavement.
  92. ncbi Insomnia and complicated grief symptoms in bereaved college students
    Heather Gaines Hardison
    Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 3:99-111. 2005
    In this study, we extended previous research by concentrating on sleep- and grief-related symptoms in a cohort of bereaved college students, in view of the potential for each of these problems to exacerbate the other...
  93. pmc Maternal resolution of grief after preterm birth: implications for infant attachment security
    Prachi E Shah
    Division of Child Behavioral Health, Department of Pediatrics, Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Pediatrics 127:284-92. 2011
    This study explored the association between mothers' unresolved grief regarding their infant's preterm birth and infant-mother attachment security...
  94. ncbi When your favorite patient relapses: physician grief and well-being in the practice of oncology
    Tait Shanafelt
    Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:2616-9. 2003
  95. ncbi Is DSM-IV bereavement exclusion for major depression relevant to treatment response? A case-control, prospective study
    Emmanuelle Corruble
    Department of Psychiatry, Bicetre University Hospital, 78 rue du Général Leclerc 94275 Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:898-902. 2011
    ..In a previous cross-sectional study, we have shown such expectations were not met. Herein, we further challenge the accuracy of the bereavement exclusion criterion regarding response to treatment...
  96. ncbi Mental health outcomes of widowed and married mothers after war
    Nexhmedin Morina
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Psychology, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 200:158-9. 2012
    ..9% and 22.9% in the married samples. War-related widowhood combined with lone motherhood constitutes a significant factor for elevated psychopathology...
  97. ncbi Treatment of childhood traumatic grief
    Judith A Cohen
    Department of Psychiatric, Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 33:819-31. 2004
    Childhood traumatic grief (CTG) is a condition in which trauma symptoms impinge on children's ability to negotiate the normal grieving process...
  98. ncbi Physiological and psychological symptoms of grief in widows
    Susan D Kowalski
    University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3018, USA
    Res Nurs Health 31:23-30. 2008
    In this cross-sectional descriptive survey of 173 widows, we describe their grief symptoms using an open-ended questionnaire and the Revised Grief Experience Inventory...
  99. ncbi Silenced voices: hearing the stories of parents bereaved through the suicide death of a young adult child
    Myfanwy Maple
    School of Health, Faculty of The Professions, University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Soc Care Community 18:241-8. 2010
    ..stories are used to explain the difficulties they faced given the contemporary social and cultural context of grief and suicide...
  100. ncbi Dilemmas related to pregnancy loss
    Gail Erlick Robinson
    Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:571-4. 2011
    ..miscarriage, stillbirth, genetic termination, or unsuccessful in vitro fertilization are at risk of suffering from grief, anxiety, guilt, and self-blame that may even present in subsequent pregnancies...
  101. ncbi Does bereavement-related first episode depression differ from other kinds of first depressions?
    Lars Vedel Kessing
    Department of Psychiatry, Rigshospitalet, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:801-8. 2010
    ..It has never been investigated whether first depression differs in patients who have experienced bereavement compared to patients who have not...

Research Grants67

  1. Moral Distress and Suffering of Genetics Professionals
    Gail Geller; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It is likely that genetic service providers experience considerable grief, moral distress and threats to integrity in the course of caring for individuals and families affected by, or at ..
  2. Prolonged Grief and Functioning of Parents after the Hermosillo Day Care Fire
    Fran H Norris; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed project would study the effects of the ABC Day Care Center fire in Hermosillo, Mexico on the grief and functioning of 170 parents (mothers and fathers) whose infants and toddlers were being cared for at the time ..
  3. An Investigation of the Clinical Utility of a Prolonged Grief Disorder Diagnosis
    Holly Gwen Prigerson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Although the intense distress and impairment characteristic of acute grief typically dissipates over time, for approximately 10% to 20%--that is 1 to 2 million individuals--the grief reaction is ..
  4. Iwankapiya_Healing Historical Trauma Practice and Group IPT for American Indians
    Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and sustainability of a treatment engagement and retention strategy, the Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Tribal Best Practice (HTUG) to engage and retain AI adults in an EBT, Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), ..
  5. Therapeutic Pathways to Improving End of Life Outcomes Among Families in Palliati
    TALIA IRIT ZAIDER; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Family Focused Grief Therapy (FFGT) is an evidence-based intervention developed in recognition of the need for family-centered support ..
  6. Impact of Sudden Parental Death on Children and Families
    David A Brent; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We evaluate the construct and discriminant validity of complicated grief to determine if it has a stable factor structure and explains a unique proportion of the variance in outcome...
  7. Children's Responses to Sibling Death in NICU/PICU in 3 Racial/Ethnic Groups
    JoAnne M Youngblut; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..loss for surviving siblings - loss of a playmate, confidante, friend, role model - and loss of parents whose grief leaves them with little to no emotional energy to reach out to their hurting surviving children...
  8. Pathways to Recovery: Older Substance Users
    Christy K Scott; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g., loss, grief, HIV risk behaviors, functioning, disability) and increase (e.g...
  9. The Context of Caregiving and Bereavement Adjustment in Late-Stage Cancer
    Linda E Francis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the number of informal cancer caregivers has grown, the identification of the factors associated with complicated grief and physical morbidity after caregiving has become a priority in family survivorship research...
  10. An fMRI study of the brain circuitry of sad emotion in bereavement
    Peter J Freed; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Hypotheses: Using an event-related Emotional Stroop (ES) task, subjects with resolved grief will demonstrate reduced reaction times, decreased amygdala activity, and decreased DLPFC activity on exposure to ..
  11. Decision making in complicated pregnancies
    Jennifer Kerns; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..10) Terminating a desired pregnancy is a vulnerable time for women and many report grief and posttraumatic stress symptoms more than a year afterwards...
  12. End-of-Life Care After Severe Fetal Diagnosis
    Beth Black; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the Clinical Epidemiologic Scale for Depression and the State-Trait Anxiety Scale (state version);the Perinatal Grief Scale will be administered at each contact after delivery...
  13. Caregiver Outlook: An Intervention to Improve Caregiving in Serious Illness
    Karen E Steinhauser; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..end-of-life preparation and completion intervention improves reduces caregiver anxiety, depression, anticipatory grief, burden and completion and improves patient quality of life and health care utilization...
  14. Traumatic Grief and Mental Health Outcomes in Parentally Bereaved Children
    Julie B Kaplow; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, childhood traumatic grief (the combination of grief and posttraumatic stress) is a serious problem with potentially significant mental ..
  15. Perinatal Loss and Bereavement in Non-Hispanic Black Adolescents
    KIMBERLY H FENSTERMACHER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..been linked to an increase in depressive symptoms as well as significant emotional, physical, social and cognitive grief responses...
  16. Negative Affect, Urges and Distress Tolerance, Effects on Cognition in AUDs
    Travis Cook; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..following alcohol treatment often occurs when an individual feels strong negative emotions such as sadness, grief or fear...
  17. 4/4-Optimizing Treatment of Complicated Grief
    Sidney Zisook; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..competitive renewals of our prior grant (MH060783) in which we established the efficacy of a targeted complicated grief treatment (CGT)...
  18. 2/4-Optimizing Treatment of Complicated Grief
    Naomi M Simon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..competitive renewals of our prior grant (MH060783) in which we established the efficacy of a targeted complicated grief treatment (CGT)...
  19. 1/4-Optimizing Treatment for Complicated Grief
    M Katherine Shear; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..competitive renewals of our prior grant (MH060783) in which we established the efficacy of a targeted complicated grief treatment (CGT)...
  20. The protective effect of oxytocin on social isolation: physiological mechanisms
    JASON RICHARD YEE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    Social relationships have a significant effect on overall health, and the bereavement and grief associated with losing a close relationship is associated with increased rates of morbidity and mortality...
  21. Web-Based Interactive Multimedia CBT Bereavement Support Program
    VICKY GELATT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed Web-based CBT intervention will integrate and operationalize prevailing grief theories in a cost-effective, multimedia bereavement support program...
  22. Scope and Causes of Stillbirth
    George Saade; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Jennifer Lee, who will serve as our site's outreach worker, brings considerable experience as an established grief counselor...
  23. Parent Experiences of Continuing Pregnancy with Lethal Fetal Diagnosis
    DENISE Y COTE-ARSENAULT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Emotional and physical distress, and intense grief are common reactions of the estimated 125,000 mothers per year in the US receiving these diagnoses...
  24. Improving Health Outcomes for Orphans by Preventing HIV/STD Risk.
    Kathryn Whetten; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..is to study the effectiveness of Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in treating traumatic grief and traumatic stress for orphaned children and young adolescents in two East African sites with high prevalence ..
  25. Early vs. Later Palliative Cancer Care: Clinical and Biobehavioral Effects
    MARIE ANNE BAKITAS; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Caregivers will complete questionnaires on caregiver burden, and grief. Questionnaires will be completed using a web-based portal at 6, 12, and 18 weeks, and every 12 weeks thereafter ..
  26. A Trial to Improve Surrogate Decision-Making for Critically Ill Older Adults
    Douglas B White; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..coordination with the clinical team: emotional support, communication support, decision support, and anticipatory grief support...
  27. Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy for Parents Bereaved by Cancer
    Wendy G Lichtenthal; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to cancer are at heightened risk for numerous detrimental mental and physical health outcomes, including prolonged grief disorder (PGD), an impairing psychiatric syndrome that can persist for years if left untreated...
  28. Group IPT For Major Depression Following Perinatal Loss
    Jennifer E Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Secondary outcomes are social support and social functioning, couple distress, and grief. From a longer term perspective, this program of research will result in the adaptation of a specialized, ..
  29. Impact of the Family Bereavement Program Fifteen Years Later
    Irwin N Sandler; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..internalizing and externalizing problems, reduce rates of diagnosed externalizing disorders, reduce intrusive grief, and improve HPA axis regulation, grade point average and self-esteem...
  30. Complicated Grief in Older Adults: Physiological Substrates of Emotion Regulation
    MARY FRANCES O'CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2011
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Complicated Grief in Older Adults: Physiological Substrates of Emotion Regulation This application for a Career Development Award in Aging describes an integrated training plan and research project ..
  31. Maternal Mental and Physical Health Outcomes after Stillbirth and Infant Death
    Katherine J Gold; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..are typically traumatic and life-altering experiences which put surviving parents at high risk for prolonged grief and psychiatric complications in the subsequent years...
  32. Impact of a Novel Cancer Communication Intervention on Caregiver Bereavement
    Holly Gwen Prigerson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. participation), and socioemotional issues (e.g. respect, abandonment). Main outcomes: Prolonged grief symptoms (PG-13) and physical function (SF-36) 7 months following the patients'deaths...
  33. Tools for Coordination Among Caregivers of Alzheimer's Disease Patients
    GREGORY JOHN SEIFERT; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This can lead to symptoms which are challenges to caregivers. Examples of these are high levels of depression, grief, fear, and frustration, all of which have a significant impact on the well-being of the individual.
  34. Themes of Meaning: Intervention Development for Parents Bereaved by Cancer
    Wendy G Lichtenthal; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..They are vulnerable to numerous detrimental outcomes, including prolonged grief disorder (PGD). Despite these facts, parents underutilize bereavement psychosocial services...
  35. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Orphans
    Kathryn Whetten; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..high prevalence HIV/AIDS are known to have significant unmet psychosocial needs, particularly those related to grief and trauma from parent death...
  36. Characterizing pet experience in infancy &the relation to cognitive development
    Lisa M Oakes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..interactions and the effect they have on psychological functioning such as self-esteem and how people deal with grief. This work has extended to childhood, showing that many of the beneficial effects of relationships with companion ..
  37. FACILITATING OLDER SPOUSES' ADJUSTMENT TO SPOUSAL DEATH
    VICTORIA RAVEIS; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..in the bereaved spouses' morbidity levels will be assessed at 7 months post- death, following the period of acute grief, and 14 months post-death, following the period of short-term resolution...
  38. Predictors and Diagnostic Markers of Prolonged Grief
    George A Bonanno; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This project represents the second phase of a larger research agenda to investigate the development of Prolonged Grief (PG) pathology with an eye toward informing new directions in assessment and clinical intervention...
  39. A Chronic Grief Intervention for Alzheimer's Cargivers
    Olimpia Paun; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..emotional upset around the time of nursing home placement, with sustained losses over time leading to chronic grief. Chronic grief increases caregivers'risk for depression, suicide, and increased mortality...
  40. DYING, DEATH, AND GRIEF--INTERNET PROJECT
    Sara Knight; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..modules on palliative care (palliative care; culture, religion, and spirituality; psychology of death, dying, and grief; ethical and legal considerations in end-of-life decisions); 3) a discussion group moderated by experts in hospice ..
  41. Dignity Intervention for Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
    Harvey Chochinov; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..per patient will be invited to provide baseline self report data on their own psychosocial distress; standardized grief inventories and family satisfaction measures 6 to 9 months following the patients' death to obtain useful ..
  42. PEER MENTORS FOR ADOLESCENTS IN HIV-AFFECTED FAMILIES
    Stephen Magura; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The youths can suffer from powerful feelings of denial, depression, anger, grief and abandonment and are at risk of poor developmental outcomes...
  43. Psychiatric Disorder in Dying Patients & Their Survivors
    Selby Jacobs; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Newly refined and validated instruments will determine "caseness" of Complicated Grief and provide a thorough evaluation of suicidality of patients and caregivers...
  44. Preparing Caregivers for the Death of their Loved One
    Randy Hebert; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..caregivers who were not prepared for the death suffer from higher rates of anxiety, depression, and complicated grief. Lack of preparedness has been shown to be related to inadequate communication about death and dying between ..
  45. HOSPICE CARE AND THE COURSE AND OUTCOME OF BEREAVEMENT
    LEON LEVY; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..of depression, as well as other, related mental and physical sequelae of bereavement identified with pathological grief. Toward this end, this project focuses on bereaved spouses of cancer patients who either received hospice care or ..
  46. Death in the PICU/NICU: Parent and Family Functioning
    JoAnne M Youngblut; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..describe the experience of parents whose infant/child died in the NICU/PICU and the impact of the death on parent grief, mental health, personal growth, and family functioning during the first year after the death...
  47. PREDICTORS AND PARAMETERS OF HUMAN GRIEVING
    George Bonanno; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..models of coping with loss as well as the need for basic research aimed at establishing the parameters of grief experience, how such experience might relate to other stress and depressive responses, and which basic cognitive, ..
  48. QUESTIONS ABOUT BEREAVEMENT: ANSWERS FROM THE CLOC STUDY
    Randolph Nesse; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..detail, how a variety of psychological, social and physical factors are influenced by bereavement and grief. We will then "unpack" the experience of spousal loss to determine which of its aspects contributes to each of the ..
  49. PALLIATIVE CARE FELLOWSHIP
    Janet Abrahm; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..performing consults and attending the monthly meeting of an ethics advisory committee 4) a course entitled "Loss, Grief and Bereavement" and 5) group or individual therapy sessions for breast cancer or bone marrow transplant patients...
  50. Internet-based Self-Management Intervention for Prolonged Grief
    Brett T Litz; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) is a psychiatric condition more severe and unremitting than normative grief, occurring in about 10% of bereavement...
  51. Integrated Multimedia CBT Bereavement Support
    BLAIR IRVINE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Moreover, while most will adapt over time, 10-20% are likely to evolve into "complicated grief" which can include a major depressive episode or symptoms similar to post traumatic stress disorder...
  52. Trajectories of Serious Illness: Patients and Caregivers
    James Tulsky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..2. Describe caregivers' trajectories of anticipatory grief, caregiver burden and awareness of dying. 3. Examine the relationships between these trajectories (e.g...
  53. EEG SLEEP, AGING, AND MENTAL ILLNESS
    Charles Reynolds; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..EEG sleep correlates of nortriptyline efficacy in the treatment of bereavement-related depression, of unresolved grief, and of the post-treatment course of bereavement-related depression (Study 2); and 4) to establish the EEG sleep ..
  54. VIOLENT DEATH--LIFE COURSE ADJUSTMENT FOR WIDOWS
    GAY KITSON; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..women collected in two earlier studies to address the following issues: (1) how similar or different is the grief of violent death widows compared to that of other widows; (2) what do age and race play in adjustment; (3) is ..
  55. Spiritual Needs of Bereaved Parents
    Kathleen Meert; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..spiritually based interventions that would help to prevent the mental and physical ailments that often complicate grief. We plan to accomplish the objective of this application by pursuing two specific aims...
  56. SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR BEREAVED COLLEGE STUDENTS
    David Balk; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Effects of bereavement will be measured in terms of changes over time in distress, grief reactions, and intrapsychic processes...
  57. HIV RISK AND CLUB DRUGS AMONG MSM--A TWO CITY COMPARISON
    Patricia Case; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..risk behavior, involvement in high risk sex and drug social networks, and the relationship between experiences of grief and loss associated with AIDS and drug and sex risk behaviors...
  58. Sibling and Parent Bereavement from Childhood Cancer
    CYNTHIA GERHARDT; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..specific factors and subgroups of bereaved individuals to target in clinical trials to hasten recovery from grief and prevent long-term morbidity. Aim 1: compare the psychosocial adjustment (i.e...
  59. A NARRATIVE BASED BEREAVEMENT INTERVENTION
    Richard Steeves; Fiscal Year: 1999
    Some controversy exists as to whether grief has adverse health, social, or economic risks for people. Some studies have shown that the loss of a loved one affects all aspects of a person's life and causes considerable suffering...
  60. Oncology Nursing Education in End of Life Care
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..curriculum are nursing care at EOL, pain management, symptom management, ethical issues, culture, communication, grief/loss and bereavement, achieving quality care at EOL, and preparation and care at the time of death...
  61. IMPACT OF AIDS ON ADOLESCENTS TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
    MARY ROTHERAM BORUS; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..parenting skills, developmental accomplishments; and d) mediating factors including social roles, identities, and grief. These assessments will allow us to examine two major sets of questions: 1) the impact of AIDS on adolescents, ..
  62. HPA Axis Indices of Grief Related Child Psychopathology
    Cynthia Pfeffer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Identification of such children may prevent psychiatric and medical consequences of increased HPA axis activity. ..
  63. Improving Dementia Care at Home and Reducing Burden for Family Caregivers
    JOHN HOBDAY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..fulfilling the role of a successful dementia caregiver, ADRD knowledge experts, psychosocial support specialists, grief and loss counselors, personal coaches, and friendly advisors...
  64. INTERVENTION FOR COPING WITH AIDS RELATED BEREAVEMENT
    Kathleen Sikkema; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The intervention model combines elements of grief theory and cognitive theories of stress and coping and includes the following key components: 1) development of ..
  65. PSYCHOENDOCRINE STUDIES OF DIAGNOSIS AND BEREAVEMENT
    John Mason; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..and endocrine assessment of their adjustment 2 months following the loss will provide new information on the grief process itself, as well as a prospective view of high risk factors for the subsequent development of illness...
  66. Traumatic Grief and Suicide Ideation in College Students
    PATRICIA HORGAS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Recent studies have identified that traumatic grief, a psychiatric syndrome that develops in the context of bereavement by the death of a significant other, is a risk ..