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Clinical and research measures of grief: a reconsideration

Publication year
2002
Author(s)
Tomita, T.; Kitamura, T.
Pages
95-102
Volume
43
Number
2

Bereavement-induced grief and psychological intervention are important social issues and worthy of greater attention from researchers and clinicians. Here, we review currently available measures of grief and discusses the differentiation of normal grief reaction from pathological grief and major depression. Finally, we propose future directions for research on the development of new grief measures and the effects of normal and pathological grief on psychological and physical health.

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