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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


DIAZ CURIEL, Juan. Study of variables associated to the group psychotherapy in the process of pathological grief. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.1, pp.93-107. ISSN 2340-2733.

This paper presents the study of variables associated to the group treatment (10 sessions of 75 minutes) of 24 adult subjects (23 females and 1 male) divided into four therapy groups during the years 2007-2009 with a diagnosis of complicated grief (DC), evaluated through Prigerson Scale (cutoff> 24) (Prigerson, 1995, Spanish Translation Olmeda and García, 2006), belonging to the Mental Health Team Vallecas Villa (ESM). The patients were sent by their primary care physician to assess and treat symptoms consistent with complicated grief; in other cases the DC was detected in the early evaluation interviews, or along the psychiatric or psychotherapeutic treatment by professionals from ESM. Once finalized the group treatment (TG) becomes to pass the Scale of Prigerson obtaining results statistically differents in the scores, indicated that complicated grief improvement significantly in the subjects that have received group psycotherapy.

Keywords : Psychotherapy; Group; Pathological Grief.

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