Dawn Carr, Ph.D., cited in TIME article about the effects of losing a spouse on men

The widowhood effect is a phenomenon “in which both halves of a couple die in short succession.” This article features a recent study that looks into which groups are more at risk for this phenomenon, finding that men are more susceptible to dying after losing a spouse.

Dr. Carr is cited to provide insight on these results, suggesting that in older adults, this increased mortality risk is linked to the effects of loneliness, an important risk factor for early death.

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