Navigation Links
Yearning -the Most Intense Emotion in Bereavement

Yearning is the primary emotion felt after the death of a loved one, say scientists. This is in contrast to depression being the primary// emotion and the one felt most intensely, according to previous research.

The researchers from the Harvard Medical School and Yale University School of Medicine came about their conclusions while interviewing what they call the ‘typical bereaved American’- white, elderly-above 60 years, and who has lost a spouse due to a non- traumatic natural cause.

The researchers, who published their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommend that the standard psychiatric reference, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, should be revamped to focus less on depression after the death of a loved one.

As part of their experiments, they interviewed 233 people in the Yale Bereavement Study for up to two years following the death of a loved one from natural causes.

The participants in the study were mostly widows. Though they did experience the five stages of grief in the sequence popularized by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's description of terminally ill patients yet, yearning was the most powerful negative emotion. It was also seen that on average, the participants' worst feelings peaked within six months.

The level of acceptance, which was recorded as the most common emotion of all, was seen to rise steadily over six months.

The DSM, which focuses exclusively on depressive symptoms, says that they should be expected two months after a loss.

The researchers led by Holly G. Prigerson, director of the Center for Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, opine that once a person continues to feel depressed beyond 6 months, he or she might need help and should be considered for counseling.

Concludes Prigerson about the study: “This study basically shows that yearning is th e dominant negative grief symptom following the loss, not disbelief, sadness or depression. “And, overall, the main reaction was a high degree of acceptance”, she adds.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results
2. Drinkers Intensed to get Drunk
3. Anticipation Could Have An Intense Effect On Memory
4. Intense Cessation Treatment Proves Successful in High-Risk Smokers
5. Emotional trigger to smoke
6. Emotional callers hamper speedy ambulance dispatch
7. Emotional intelligence in Cancer
8. Negative Emotions Could Lead To Stroke
9. MRI Shows Emotional Changes During Menstrual Cycle
10. ‘Marriage Squabbles’ bad for both Emotional and Physical Wound
11. You Can Be Emotional And Logical
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... Sober College, ... with the grand opening of the Sober College Robert Pfeifer Memorial Learning Center ... December 2-3, and was attended by an overwhelming amount of alumni, family, colleagues ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... , ... December 09, 2016 , ... "I had a ... inventor from Winchester, Va. "I thought that if the nebulizer had a more child-friendly ... than fearing them." , He developed the patent-pending NEBY to avoid the need to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... Franchising Company LLC, announced the first national #QuackGivesBack campaign which supported local ... “This was our first franchise-wide Quack Gives Back initiative, and we’re ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... With the increasing demand for dental implants, the ... (WIYM) campaign to inform dentists and patients about the safety issues related to dental ... market in the U.S. is projected to reach $6.4 billion in 2018 with more ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider ... products, today announced that it had joined the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI). ... unite pharmaceutical and healthcare companies that share a vision of better, social, environmental ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... DUBLIN , Dec 8, 2016 Research and Markets ... Report" report to their offering. ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for ... US, Canada , Japan , ... , and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 Bodycad announced it has been ... accuracy, reproducibility and speed for 3D constructs via ... bone orthopaedic applications. These patents are critical to ... restorations based on each patient,s distinct anatomy. ... harnesses the world,s first suite of orthopaedic CAD/CAM ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 True Health ... brings leading-edge laboratory services and management expertise to ... , allowing more doctors and patients to ... management solutions. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161208/447162LOGO ... Hospital systems, under pressure to contain costs, have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: