Complicated Grief, Mourning or Bereavement
Normally grief resolves over time. Complications can result when there is unresolved grief, a delay in the process of mourning and a grief response that persists over time. This article looks at the complications that can result.
Anxiety is one of the normal responses to grief. Anxiety disorders should be considered when the response becomes abnormal. This 9 part in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of anxiety is one of the ADAMís In Depth Reports.
Depression is one of the potential consequences of a grief response. It must also be distinguished from normal grief. This 11 part in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of depression is one of the ADAMís In Depth Reports.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the anxiety disorders that can occur following a tragic or horrific event. This 9 part in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of anxiety is one of the ADAMís In Depth Reports.
Suicide is one of the potential consequences of an extreme grief response. Any expression of suicidal intent warrants referral for immediate evaluation by a healthcare professional. This 4 part in-depth report on the overview, symptoms, treatment and prevention of suicide is one of the ADAM's In Depth Reports.
From the NCI's (National Cancer Institute) Loss, Grief and Bereavement PDQ®) section comes a definition of Complicated or Unresolved Grief.
From American Cancer Society's Section on Coping with Grief and Loss comes an article on Major Depression and Complicated Grief, that looks what happens when normal grief progresses and becomes clinical depression, a complicated grief response.