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      Effects of loss from suicide, accidents, acute illness and chronic illness on bereaved spouses and parents in Japan: their general health, depressive mood, and grief reaction.

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      Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences
      Wiley

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          To evaluate how the suddenness and unnaturalness of death affect general health, depression, and grief, a total of 215 responses to a questionnaire from the bereaved were analyzed. The respondents were divided into five groups: bereaved by suicide, accident, acute illness (<1 day from onset), shorter illness (<1 year from onset), and longer illness. Every sudden-death group indicated averages higher than the clinical threshold on general health scale and depression scale. After statistically controlling for respondents' age, the deceased's age at death, and the months spent with the deceased, differences among groups appeared on all but the subscales of somatic symptoms and of anxiety and insomnia. The difference seemed more apparent on emotional reaction than on physical distress. On pairwise tests suicide was found to be the most distinctive bereavement.

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          Journal
          Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci.
          Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences
          Wiley
          1323-1316
          1323-1316
          Oct 2007
          : 61
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Miyagi University, School of Nursing, Miyagi, Japan. sachiem@myu.ac.jp
          Article
          PCN1699
          10.1111/j.1440-1819.2007.01699.x
          17875028
          8ba01108-dbb8-4dab-8c36-ae25e172c600
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