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15 September 2011

Grief over death of parent may persist

Grief experienced by children and teens after the sudden death of a parent fades over time for most, but some have prolonged grief that can lead to depression and interfere with normal functioning, a new study finds.

Grief experienced by children and teens after the sudden death of a parent fades over time for most, but some have more complicated or prolonged grief that can lead to depression and interfere with normal functioning, a new study finds.

The researchers found that higher grief scores were associated with parental death due to accidental injury and higher self-reported depression scores at nine months.

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