Prevalence of loss and complicated grief among psychiatric outpatients.

@article{Piper2001PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of loss and complicated grief among psychiatric outpatients.},
  author={William E. Piper and John S. Ogrodniczuk and Hassan F. A. Azim and Rene Weideman},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 8},
  pages={
          1069-74
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined the prevalence of significant loss through the death of another person as well as complicated grief among patients at two psychiatric outpatient clinics for one year. METHODS A total of 729 patients were interviewed about significant losses through death during their lives. Standard questionnaires were used to classify 235 patients who had experienced such losses into three groups: those who had minimal disturbance, those who had moderate complicated grief, and… CONTINUE READING
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