The Impact of Complicated Grief on Diurnal Cortisol Levels Two Years After Loss: A Population-Based Study

Perez H. C. S., Direk N., Milic J., Ikram M. A., Hofman A., Tiemeier H.

PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, vol.79, no.4, pp.426-433, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/psy.0000000000000422
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.426-433
  • Keywords: grief, complicated grief, complicated grief, cortisol, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis, population based, coping, POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER, CHRONIC-FATIGUE-SYNDROME, LATE-LIFE BEREAVEMENT, UNDER-THE-CURVE, SALIVARY CORTISOL, OLDER-ADULTS, HIPPOCAMPAL VOLUME, SEXUAL-ABUSE, DEPRESSION, COMMUNITY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Objective Few studies have focused on the effect of complicated griefunresolved and prolonged griefon the neuroendocrine systems. The present study examined the association of complicated grief and normal grief with the diurnal cortisol patterns in a large population-based study.