A pilot neuroimaging study of adults with prolonged grief disorder (PGD) compared to bereaved controls after death of a spouse or parent

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to examine how emotional responses to the death of a spouse or partner are reflected in brain regions measured by neuroimaging. The researchers are interested in how these neuroimaging markers correspond to severity and persistence of grief, loneliness, and yearning. The study goal is to measure your brain responses to loss related autobiographical memories, photographs, and reward learning.


Clinical Study Identifier: s21-01649


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