Article: Complicated Grief

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    Mayo Clinic

    COMPLICATED GRIEF
    Definition
    By Mayo Clinic staff

    Losing a loved one is one of the most distressing and, unfortunately, common experiences people face. Most people experiencing normal grief and bereavement endure a period of sorrow, numbness, and even guilt and anger, followed by a gradual fading of these feelings as they accept their loss and move forward.

    For some people, though, this normal grief reaction becomes much more complicated, painful and debilitating, or what's called complicated grief. In complicated grief, painful emotions are so long lasting and severe that you have trouble accepting the death and resuming your own life.

    Treatment is available to help people with complicated grief come to terms with their loss and reclaim a sense of joy and peace.

    FOR THE REST OF THIS INCLUDING SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, RISK FACTORS AND SO MUCH MORE, GO TO MAYO'S COMPLICATED GRIEF WEBSITE:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complicated-grief/DS01023