Murray, Craig and Payne, Sheila (2012) Grief Hallucinations: A Narrative Review. Mental Health, Religion and Culture.. ISSN 1469-9737 (Submitted)Full text not available from this repository.
Grief is an experience that is common to most people following loss. Researchers have reported that people can often experience hallucinations, such as sensing the presence of the deceased, as an aspect of their grief experience. The aim of the current review was to synthesise the results on this topic to provide a comprehensive over-view for practicing clinicians. The review concluded that approximately half to three-quarters of bereaved people had an experience that the deceased was present. However, there was conflict as to whether the experiences were seen as a normal part of the grief process or as a sign of distress and pathology. Bereaved people may be better supported if the stigma surrounding sense of presence experiences is reduced.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Mental Health, Religion and Culture.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Hallucinations ; Sense of presence ; Bereavement ; grief|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited On:||16 Nov 2011 12:42|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 16:04|
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