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Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2014 Oct;16(10):482. doi: 10.1007/s11920-014-0482-8.

Bereavement: course, consequences, and care.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of California, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA, 92161-116A, USA, szisook@ucsd.edu.

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This paper discusses each of several potential consequences of bereavement. First, we describe ordinary grief, followed by a discussion of grief gone awry, or complicated grief (CG). Then, we cover other potential adverse outcomes of bereavement, each of which may contribute to, but are not identical with, CG: general medical comorbidity, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and substance use.

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