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Karen Josephson, MD
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February 2nd, 2008
I think my mom is depressed since my dad died. How long does it take for someone to grieve the loss of a spouse?

There is no consistent time period, although a period of up to six months is considered normal for bereavement. Regardless of the cause of depression, it should be treated with therapy and or medication.

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