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Meaning differentiates depression and grief among suicide survivors.

08:00 EDT 29th March 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Meaning differentiates depression and grief among suicide survivors."

The present study examined the utility of meaning to differentiate between depression and grief in a sample of suicide survivors (N = 555). Three regression models were tested, each with a different measure of meaning predicting depression and grief. Across three models, meaning was negatively associated with depression but positively associated with grief. Additionally, grief and depression were negatively correlated across all models. Results support a conceptual distinction between grief and depression, with the presence or absence of meaning in life as a key distinguishing factor between the two in a population with a relatively high risk for pathological grieving.

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Name: Death studies
ISSN: 1091-7683
Pages: 1-9

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