Pathways to lifespan health following childhood parental death.

  title={Pathways to lifespan health following childhood parental death.},
  author={Linda J Luecken and Danielle S. Roubinov},
  journal={Social and personality psychology compass},
  volume={6 3},
The death of a parent is a profoundly stressful form of childhood adversity, increasing the short- and long-term risk of mental health problems. Emerging research suggests it may also disrupt biological regulatory systems and increase the risk of long-term physical health problems. This article presents a theoretical framework of the process by which the experience of parental death during childhood may influence mental and physical health outcomes over time. Drawing from a broad literature on… CONTINUE READING
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