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In the Shadow of DeathRestorative Justice and Death Row Families$
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Elizabeth Beck, Sarah Britto, and Arlene Andrews

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179415

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179415.001.0001

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Psychological Distress

Psychological Distress

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(p.114) 7 Psychological Distress
Source:
In the Shadow of Death
Author(s):

Elizabeth Beck

Sarah Britto

Arlene Andrews

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179415.003.0007

This chapter examines the psychological distress associated with a death sentence. Sixty-three percent of the sample of interviewees indicated that they had been diagnosed with depression and that they had been symptomatic for at least one year. Forty-two percent reported that they were presently depressed and did not see it lifting in the future. These individuals also showed symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The theoretical frameworks of non-finite loss, disenfranchised grief, and complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are used to examine the unique features of pain associated with a death sentence. In addition to exploring the causes of the pain, the chapter also describes its consequences.

Keywords:   trauma, loss, post-traumatic stress, non-finite loss, disenfranchised grief

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