Year: 1981 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.138, no.1, (1981), p.84-87 SIEC No: 19830889

Suicidal bereavement involves more than the personalized reaction to the death of another. The bereaved is also left with the cognitive & emotional dilemma of death as a chosen option for existence. This existential contradition creates enduring changes in cognitive & emotional perspective. The author reviews these changes and their therapeutic implications.