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Maladaptive coping in adults who have experienced early parental loss and grief counseling

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  • Beverley Lim Høeg
  • Charlotte W Appel
  • Annika B von Heymann-Horan
  • Kirsten Frederiksen
  • Christoffer Johansen
  • Per Bøge
  • Annemarie Dencker
  • Atle Dyregrov
  • Birgit B Mathiesen
  • Pernille E Bidstrup
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This study compares maladaptive coping, measured as substance use, behavioral disengagement, self-blame, and emotional eating, among adults (>18 years) who have experienced early parental loss (N = 1465 women,N = 331 men) with non-bereaved controls (N = 515 women,N = 115 men). We also compared bereaved adults who received grief counseling (N = 822 women,N = 190 men) with bereaved controls who had not (N = 233 women,N = 66 men). Bereaved adults reported significantly more substance use, behavioral disengagement, and emotional eating than non-bereaved adults. Counseling participants reported significantly more substance use and self-blame than non-participants. Our results suggest that early loss may negatively impact the development of adulthood coping.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume22
Issue number14
Pages (from-to)1851-1861
ISSN1359-1053
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Publication statusPublished - 2017

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