ADULT LOSS OF A PARENT by Therese A. Rando, Ph.D. An excerpt from How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies (New York: Bantam Books).
The death of a parent — the loss of a mother or the loss of a father — is one of the most emotional and universal human experiences. The loss of a parent is grief-filled and traumatic, and it also informs and changes children biologically and psychologically. Studies suggest that.
Doctors are well acquainted with loss and grief. Of consultations with general practitioners, a third were thought to be psychological in origin; of these, 55—a.
No other loss in adult life is as neglected as the death of a brother or sister.