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Letters
June 27, 2007

The Stage Theory of Grief

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(24):2692-2694. doi:10.1001/jama.297.24.2693-a

To the Editor: Investigators of bereavement have long noted the paucity of empirical support for the widely held assumption that grief reactions progress through a series of specific stages.1,2 Dr Maciejewski and colleagues3 claim to have identified “normal stages of grief.” However, we believe that even with their study there is no solid empirical evidence for the stage theory.

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