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Love and loss : the roots of grief and its complications / Colin Murray Parkes.

  • Parkes, Colin Murray.
  • Books

About this work


London : Routledge, 2009.

Physical description

xv, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Originally published: 2006.
Copy 1. Dedication on title page to Hugh Freeman from the author. Donor: Family of Hugh Freeman.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Review I : attachment and love -- Review II : loss and change -- The research project -- Secure and insecure attachments -- Anxious/ambivalent attachments -- Avoidant attachments -- Disorganised attachments -- Separation from parents -- Trauma and bereavement -- The influence of gender on attachments and bereavement -- Loss of a parent in adult life -- Loss of a child -- Loss of a spouse or partner -- Social isolation and support -- Other influences on the reaction to bereavement -- Attachments in non-bereaved psychiatric patients -- Disorders of attachment -- Prevention, therapies and outcome.


  • English

Where to find it

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    Medical Collection
    BF575.G7 2009P24l
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