What is it?

Bereavement or grieving is an individual process for each person. Complicated grief may be considered when the intensity of grief has not decreased in few months after the person's death. Determining when normal grief becomes complicated grief can be difficult.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Grief
- Complicated grief

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of complicated grief may include:
- Intense sorrow and pain
- Lack of Focus on anything but your loved one's death
- Intense and persistent longing for the deceased
- Problems accepting the death


Diagnosis of complicated bereavement or grief may be considered when the intensity of grief have not decreased in few months after your loved one's demise.


In some cases, complicated grief may resolved spontaneously. In other cases, a treatment such as psychotherapy of medications may be needed.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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☝ The content of this answer is based solely on historical posts and comments generated by users on Alike. This tool is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and you should always consult with your physicians before making any changes to your medical care or treatment plan.

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