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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

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


GAMO MEDINA, Emilio et al. Bereavement impact in psychotic patients. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2003, n.88, pp.35-48. ISSN 2340-2733.

In this work we are trying to describe how does bereavement influence in psychotic pathology and modulate the loss working-out. A study was carried out with every psychotic patient of the monitoring program of a Mental Health Service with 207 subjects and we selected the patients who presented a prior significant bereavement (10%). In a 60% of these, the bereavement is linked to the trigger and in a 38% was declared through the psychotic symptoms. The trigger factor is more frequent significantly in sets of no schizophrenic psychotic symptoms. In that patients with significant loss along the treatment (11%) it is found a serious relapse in a 35% of the cases. Through its subsequent forecast himself does not become unfavorable more than in a 26% of the cases, being the evolution conditioned by the support of the environment It is confirmed he significance of factors as the unexpected death, contact with the passed away or problematic bonds in the psychotic, just like it had been confirmed before in more general studies. The circumstance of the bereavement is important to be considerate in the psychotic patients treatment.

Keywords : Bereavement; loss; psychosis; schizophrenia.

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