Dysfunctional Grief Related to COVID-19 in Latin America
Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez 1 * , Pablo D. Valencia 2, Miguel Gallegos 3 4 5, Claudio Intimayta-Escalante 6, Michael White 7
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1 Universidad Privada del Norte, PERU
2 Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, MEXICO
3 Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, CHILE
4 Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, BRAZIL
5 Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, ARGENTINA
6 Sociedad Científica de San Fernando (SCSF), Lima, PERU
7 Facultad de Ciencias Humanas y Educación, Universidad Peruana Unión, Lima, PERU
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The characteristics associated with COVID-19-related dysfunctional grief suggest that we are most likely facing a “dysfunctional grief pandemic” due to COVID-19. Thus this preliminary study reports frequencies of dysfunctional grief in ten Latin American countries that varied between 7.3% in Brazil and 14.6% in El Salvador. This highlights a greater need for Latin American countries to work together to improve the accessibility of treatment for dysfunctional grief.


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ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2022 - Volume 19 Issue 2, Article No: em344

Publication date: 13 Jan 2022

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