"[It] will be a useful resource for students and researchers in the areas of bereavement and of stress and coping generally. Its methodological rigor and interdisciplinary approach make it a unique contribution to scholarship in these areas." Contemporary Psychology
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The symptomatology of grief; 3. Is grief universal? cultural variations in the emotional reactions to loss; 4. Depression models of grief; 5. Stress models of grief; 6. Mediators between stress and illness; 7. The loss effect: health consequences of marital bereavement; 8. Risk factors in bereavement outcome; 9. Reducing the risk of poor bereavement outcome; References; Author index; Subject index.