The prevalence and characteristics of complicated grief in older adults.

@article{Newson2011ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and characteristics of complicated grief in older adults.},
  author={Rachel S Newson and Paul A. Boelen and Karin Hek and Albert Hofman and Henning Tiemeier},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={132 1-2},
  pages={
          231-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND 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. The prevalence and characteristics of complicated grief in the general population are currently unclear. The aims of the present study were therefore to evaluate the prevalence of complicated grief in a population-based cohort, examine the overlap between anxiety… 
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