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In Current opinion in psychology

The loss of a loved one is a potentially traumatic event that can result in disparate outcomes and symptom patterns. Machine learning methods offer computational tools to probe this heterogeneity and understand grief psychopathology in its complexity. In this article, we examine the latest contributions to the scientific study of bereavement reactions garnered through the use of computational methods. We focus on findings originating from trajectory modeling studies, as well as the recent insights originating from the network analysis of prolonged grief symptoms. We also discuss applications of artificial intelligence for the accurate identification of major depression and post-traumatic stress, as examples for their potential applications to the study of loss reactions.

Malgaroli Matteo, Maccallum Fiona, Bonanno George A


Computation, Grief, Machine learning, Networks, Trajectories