HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy

A recently developed method for treating complicated grief, which includes discussing certain aspects of the death of a loved one, was found more effective than a standard therapy for depression, according to a study in the June 1 issue of JAMA.

Many physicians are uncertain about how to identify bereaved individuals who need treatment, and what treatments work for bereavement-related mental health problems, according to background information in the article. Bereavement-related major depressive disorder (MDD) is a well-recognized consequence of loss. Complicated grief also occurs in the aftermath of loss but is different from depression. Key features of complicated grief, persisting more than 6 months after the death of a loved one, include (1) a sense of disbelief regarding the death; (2) anger and bitterness over the death; (3) recurrent pangs of painful emotions, with intense yearning and longing for the deceased; and (4) preoccupation with thoughts of the loved one, often including distressing intrusive thoughts related to the death.

Complicated grief is a source of significant distress and impairment and is associated with a range of negative health consequences, but the results of existing treatments for it have been disappointing. Prevalence rates are estimated at approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of bereaved persons. Approximately 2.5 million people die yearly in the United States. Estimates suggest each death leaves an average of 5 people bereaved, suggesting that more than 1 million people per year are expected to develop complicated grief in the United States.

Given observations regarding the specificity and clinical significance of complicated grief symptoms, including the lack of response to standard treatments for depression, the researchers developed a targeted complicated grief treatment (CGT). They modified standard interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for grief-related depression to include cognitive-behavioral th
'"/>

Contact: Lisa Rossi
412-647-3555
JAMA and Archives Journals
31-May-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Newly discovered behavior in cancer cells signals dangerous metastasis
2. Newly discovered killer cell fights cancer
3. Newly discovered gene may predict aggressive ovarian cancer
4. Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors
5. Newly discovered branding process helps immune system cells pick their fights
6. Clinical guidelines for blood conservation during cardiac procedures developed
7. Tequila raw ingredient being developed into drug-carrier that targets colon diseases
8. Probe to detect spread of breast cancer co-developed by UH scientist
9. Faster, more accurate tuberculosis test developed
10. Anthrax detector developed
11. Standard developed for collection of suspicious powders

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/17/2014)... that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer ... and isolation. , However, new research a project ... Americans for six years found that Internet use ... by more than 30 percent. , "That,s a very ... professor of telecommunication, information studies and media who led ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014-- Colic affects about one in five ... numerous pediatric visits during the first several months after ... symptoms was showing promise; however, the April 1, 2014 ... Sung, Valerie) reported on a study, "Probiotics and Infant ... L reuteri for infant colic did not ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered ... in an experimental model. The findings, reported in ... Abuse , may lead to more effective treatments ... one of the leading causes of illness and ... economic impact by limiting the productivity of workers ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... led by researchers at UC Davis has shown that ... role in cell division, also boosts the mitochondrial activity ... the complex has been shown to perform both jobs. ... target to control cellular energy production, potentially advancing cancer ... today in the journal Developmental Cell . , ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of ... a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in ... 17 issue of The New England Journal of ... a class of highly-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant ... cause of hospital and community-associated infections. The superbug has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly 2Health News:New study says probiotic use for infant colic is not effective in reducing symptoms 2Health News:BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption 2Health News:Dual role: Key cell division proteins also power up mitochondria 2Health News:New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... Healthcare Services, Inc. ("DHS"), a portfolio company of GMH Ventures ... Equipment, Inc. ("Progressive") of Clarion, PA ... not disclosed. Progressive is a full service ... sleep, mobility, and respiratory products to customers in the western ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014   NuAire , a manufacturer of ... agreement with Hitachi Koki of Japan ... North America . NuAire will utilize its network ... and Canada to offer assistance in application ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... New York , January 14, 2014 ... Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD) for hazardous drugs, today announced ... for the fourth straight year.   ... for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, nurses and other medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 2Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 3NuAire announces sales and service of Hitachi Koki centrifuges in North America 2Equashield's Sales Grow by 60% in 2013 2
Cached News: