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dc.contributor.authorRobinaugh, Donald John
dc.contributor.authorLeblanc, Nicole Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorVuletich, Heidi A.
dc.contributor.authorMcNally, Richard J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-31T20:36:49Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationRobinaugh, Donald J., Nicole J. LeBlanc, Heidi A. Vuletich, and Richard J. McNally. 2014. “Network Analysis of Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder in Conjugally Bereaved Adults.” Journal of Abnormal Psychology 123 (3): 510–522. doi:10.1037/abn0000002.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1939-1846en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:34310814
dc.description.abstractPersistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD) is a bereavement-specific syndrome characterized by prolonged and impairing grief. Most research on this syndrome rests on the traditional latent variable model, whereby symptoms reflect an underlying entity. The network (or causal system) approach offers an alternative framework for understanding PCBD that does not suffer from limitations inherent in the latent entity approach. The network approach to psychopathology conceptualizes the relation between symptoms and disorder as mereological, not reflective. That is, symptoms do not reflect an inferred, unobservable category or dimension, but rather are themselves constitutive of the disorder. Accordingly, we propose that PCBD constitutes a causal system of mutually reinforcing symptoms that arise following the death of a loved one and settle into a pathological equilibrium. In this study, we used data from the Changing Lives of Older Couples database to identify symptoms central to PCBD, to distinguish the PCBD network from an overlapping but distinct network of depression symptoms, and to examine how previously identified risk factors may contribute to the maintenance or development of PCBD. Together, these findings provide an important first step toward understanding the nature and etiology of the PCBD network.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association (APA)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1037/abn0000002en_US
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dc.subjectnetwork analysisen_US
dc.subjectphilosophy of scienceen_US
dc.subjectpersistent complex bereavement disorderen_US
dc.subjectcomplicated griefen_US
dc.subjectbereavementen_US
dc.titleNetwork analysis of persistent complex bereavement disorder in conjugally bereaved adults.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Abnormal Psychologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorMcNally, Richard J.
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dc.identifier.doi10.1037/abn0000002*
workflow.legacycommentsDark Deposit 2016-02-17 Meganen_US
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dash.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5579-7518en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedRobinaugh, Donald
dash.contributor.affiliatedLeblanc, Nicole
dash.contributor.affiliatedMcNally, Richard
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5579-7518


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