Complicated Grief

Complicated grief, also known as persistent complex bereavement disorder, occurs when someone lost a loved one
and the feeling don’t improve even after time passes. Besides mental health disorders, environment, personality, inherited traits and the body’s natural chemical makeup may trigger complicated grief.

Signs and symptoms of complicated grief may include:

  • Focus on little else but your loved one’s death
  • Intense sorrow, pain and rumination over the loss of your loved one
  • Intense and persistent longing or pining for the deceased
  • Numbness or detachment
  • Problems accepting the death
  • Bitterness about your loss
  • Feeling that life holds no meaning or purpose
  • Lack of trust in others
  • Inability to enjoy life or think back on positive experiences with your loved one

To prevent complicated grief, it is neccessary to get bereavement counseling in time and talk about the grief with your friends, family members, or find a support group.

Keywords: complicated grief, complicated grief disorder

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