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Am J Psychiatry. 2005 Nov;162(11):2175-7.

Complicated grief, depression, and anxiety as distinct postloss syndromes: a confirmatory factor analysis study.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80140, 3508 TC Utrecht, the Netherlands. P.Boelen@fss.uu.nl

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The authors used confirmatory factor analysis to replicate earlier findings that complicated grief, depression, and anxiety are distinct syndromes.

METHOD:

Data were derived from 1,321 bereaved individuals. Complicated grief was measured with the Inventory of Traumatic Grief. Depression and anxiety were measured with the SCL-90.

RESULTS:

A model in which symptoms of complicated grief, depression, and anxiety loaded on separate factors was superior to a one-factor model, revealed good model fit, and was invariant across subgroups.

CONCLUSIONS:

Previous findings of a distinction among complicated grief, depression, and anxiety were confirmed.

PMID:
16263861
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