Depression, Complicated Grief, and Suicide Ideation Following Bereavement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Adva Drucker, Yossi Levi-Belz, Sami Hamdan

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Abstract

Many people lost a relative during the COVID-19 pandemic. Such a loss may have deleterious implications due to the circumstances of bereavement during lockdowns and social distancing. This study aimed to explore depressive symptoms, complicated grief, and suicidal ideation in the grieving process among 104 bereaved jewish adults who had lost relatives during the COVID-19 pandemic by completing self-reported questionnaires. The results indicate high suicidal ideation, complicated grief, and depression among them. Bereaved with suicidal ideation have an avoidant attachment and a close relationship with the deceased. These results highlight the adverse implication of COVID-19 on the grief process.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOmega: Journal of Death and Dying
Early online date4 Jul 2023
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - 4 Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • bereavement
  • complicated grief
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation

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