The psychological symptoms of conjugal bereavement in elderly men over the first 13 months.

@article{Byrne1997ThePS,
  title={The psychological symptoms of conjugal bereavement in elderly men over the first 13 months.},
  author={Gerard Byrne and Brad Raphael},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={241-51}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological symptoms experienced by recently widowed older men. It was hypothesized that conjugal bereavement in this group would be characterized by a mixture of depression, anxiety and loneliness. DESIGN Double cohort study. SETTING Suburban community population of Brisbane, Australia. PARTICIPANTS Consecutive widowers (65+ years; N = 57) identified from official death records. Married men (65+ years; N = 57) identified from… CONTINUE READING

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