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Status and Progress of Research on Prolonged Grief

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DOI: 10.23977/appep.2023.040401 | Downloads: 33 | Views: 521

Author(s)

Xiaoyu Wang 1, Chong Li 1

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1 Sanya Institute of Technology, No.191 Xueyuan Road, Sanya, Hainan, China

Corresponding Author

Xiaoyu Wang

ABSTRACT

Grief is a natural response manifested due to bereavement after the loss of a loved one. However, when grief lasts longer than the generally accepted grief reaction period, it is called prolonged grief. Prolonged grief has s serious impact on people's emotions, cognitions, and even psychological state and may cause mood disorder, impairment of the interpersonal relationship of the bereaved with others, suicidal ideas or substance abuse. This paper comprehensively delineates the concept of prolonged grief, current theories, measuring tools and empirical studies on prolonged grief. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the current status and progress of the research on prolonged grief.

KEYWORDS

Grief, prolonged grief, research status

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Xiaoyu Wang, Chong Li, Status and Progress of Research on Prolonged Grief. Applied & Educational Psychology (2023) Vol. 4: 1-6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/appep.2023.040401.

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