n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Recognising pathological grief

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



Extracted from text ... 25 articles Volume 12 No. 1 March 2006 - SAJP As an inevitable end to life, death is one of the most denied experiences all of us will go through. As young people, we tend to think of ourselves as invincible.1 By the age of 65, over half of all women and over 10% of all men have been widowed at least once. Among those who survive 85 years or more, 81.3% of women and 40.5% of men are widowed.2 Grief is defined as the expression of our reaction to loss. Mourning involves the process of reorientating ourselves in ..

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