Cognition, structural brain changes and complicated grief. A population-based study

Perez H. C. S., Ikram M. A., Direk N., Prigerson H. G., Freak-Poli R., Verhaaren B. F. J., ...More

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE, vol.45, no.7, pp.1389-1399, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0033291714002499
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1389-1399
  • Keywords: Brain lesions, cognitive performance, cognitive tests, complicated grief, normal grief, structural brain volumes, GENERAL ELDERLY POPULATION, OLDER-ADULTS, BEREAVED PARENTS, PHYSICAL HEALTH, ROTTERDAM SCAN, LATE-LIFE, DEPRESSION, DISORDER, SAMPLE, ATTENTION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Background. Several psychosocial risk factors for complicated grief have been described. However, the association of complicated grief with cognitive and biological risk factors is unclear. The present study examined whether complicated grief and normal grief are related to cognitive performance or structural brain volumes in a large population-based study.