"Critical loss" in the eighth and ninth decades.


Data from the last survivors of the New York State Psychiatric Institute Twin study were examined to determine if the previously identified relationship between "critical loss" and 5-year survivorship still held true for persons in their eighth and ninth decades of life. Twenty-two subjects (age range 83 to 99 years) were tested in 1973 and by 1978, 12 had… (More)


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@article{Steuer1981CriticalLI, title={"Critical loss" in the eighth and ninth decades.}, author={Joanne L. Steuer and Aurore Larue and James Blum and Lissy F. Jarvik}, journal={Journal of gerontology}, year={1981}, volume={36 2}, pages={211-3} }