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Grief and Bereavement Definitions

Grief and Bereavement

Symptoms of the Newly-Bereaved

Some of the symptoms are physical and some are psychological.

Typical symptoms include:

  • Aching arms
  • General fatigue
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Drug/alcohol use
  • Compulsive or obsessive behavior
  • Vulnerability
  • Lack of control
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Self-blame
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Blaming others
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