When Grief Becomes a Disorder

http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/when-grief-becomes-disorder/?xid=aol_rss

People with complicated grief often experience chronic sleep disturbances and disruptions in their daily routine. Studies have found that they are at increased risk for hypertension, heart disease, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts. They may “try to avoid confronting the intense pain associated with the loss and this, paradoxically, ends up increasing the pain and interfering with the natural adaptive process,” says Shear, who is director of Columbia’s Center for Complicated Grief…

“It’s important for people to understand they don’t need to try and fix and change their grief. There’s no cure and no pill for it.” …

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