Year: 1972 Source: Journal of Psychiatry, v.120, (1972), p.71-78 SIEC No: 19820337

Evaluated 109 widow(er)s, average age 61, 1 month after their spouses’ deaths. Few differences were found between the 35% with reactive depression & the others on demographic, social & physical variables. 1 significant difference was that fewer of the depressives had children in the nearby area. 81% of deceased & 47% of surviving women were housewives. The deceased were not significantly older or unemployed due to illness. 65% of the conjugally bereaved experienced minimal depressive symptoms.