The Influence of Bereavement on Health
Conjugal bereavement is associated with increased numbers of physician visits and consequent increases in the cost of health care (Prigerson et al. 2000). Detrimental influences on health are most marked during the first six months after bereavement. Only in a few cases do they become long-standing.
These features may
The chronic form is the most frequent.
Distinguishing Complicated Grief from Clinical Depression (Prigerson et al.1995).
The following have been found to co-vary independently of Complicated Grief, they constitute a cluster of symptoms that characterize clinical depression:
The symptoms listed above have been found to co-vary independently of Complicated Grief.