Year: 1981 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.138, (1981), p.185-193 SIEC No: 19820968

Twelve patients suffering morbid grief due to loss of a loved one were randomly assigned to either: a) guided grief therapy (n=6), or b) a control-avoidance + treatment (n=6). After a 2-week wait, the treatments occurred for 4 weeks (6 – 1-1/2 hr sessions). The results indicated that the guided grief therapy provided gains on 7 of 13 self-report measures, and that these gains maintained at follow-up, although the absolute magnitude of these gains was small.(KD)