Life Course: Developmental and Transitional Events

  • Nisha Mehta-Naik


Older adults often face many complex life transitions, such as retirement, bereavement, and relocation. Though each older adult may cope with these transitions uniquely, such life transitions can often be disruptive and serve as psychosocial stressors. In this section, we will review the literature regarding retirement and its relationship to physical and mental health. We will also review the various courses of bereavement, as well as management of grief-related disorders.


Life course Development Transition Bereavement Grief Retirement 



I have no financial interests/arrangements to disclose that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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