Improving the understanding and treatment of complex grief: an important issue for psychotraumatology

  title={Improving the understanding and treatment of complex grief: an important issue for psychotraumatology},
  author={Paul A Boelen},
  booktitle={European journal of psychotraumatology},
In the Netherlands, every year 500,000 people are confronted with the death of a close relative. Many of these people experience little emotional distress. In some, bereavement precipitates severe grief, distress, and dysphoria. A small yet significant minority of bereaved individuals develops persistent and debilitating symptoms of persistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD) (also termed prolonged grief disorder), posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression. Knowledge about early… CONTINUE READING
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