Examining the 16-year trajectories of mental health and wellbeing through the transition into widowhood

Richard Burns, Colette Joy Browning, Hal Kendig

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Becoming widowed is a significant event. There is considerable evidence that surviving partners report substantial changes in their wellbeing and mental health. Changes can occur prior to partner s death as an anticipatory effect and consequently during the period after partner s death. For most, declines in wellbeing and mental health dissipate over time. However, there is a limited long-term evidence to compare age-normative trajectories in mental health and wellbeing with the trajectories of those who transition into widowhood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1979 - 1986
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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