What is grief and what are its symptoms?


Grief is the name given to the feelings often experienced following a personal loss of any kind and it is perfectly natural. One of the most common and debilitating types of grief occurs after the death of someone close.

Grieving is important as, eventually, it allows you to adjust to your loss. During the process of coping with grief you may experience a range of symptoms, some of which include:

  • Lack of energy, fatigue
  • Headaches and upset stomach
  • Excessive sleeping or the drive to overwork or be excessively active
  • Memory lapses, distraction, and preoccupation
  • Irritability
  • Depression or feelings of euphoria
  • Extreme anger or a deep resignation to the situation

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