Year: 1984 Source: Psychology Today, v.18, no.11, (November 1984), 3p. SIEC No: 19842662

Modern research & clinical experience challenge Lindemann’s model of grief (1944) in which grief is finished within a year of a death. There is great variation in reactions to death, & a number of psychological, social & biological processes interact, making it impossible to define a normal reaction. Therapy may be necessary for people who can’t grieve or who are in high-risk categories, such as being close to someone who committed suicide. (RM)