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Symptoms of Grief

Symptoms of Grief

 

 

Physical

 

  • Hyperactive or under active
  • Feelings of unreality
  • Physical distress such as chest pains, abdominal pains, headaches, nausea
  • Change in appetite
  • Weight change
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping problems
  • Restlessness
  • Crying and sighing
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the throat

Emotional

 

  • Numbness
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Relief
  • Irritability
  • Guilt
  • Loneliness
  • Longing
  • Anxiety
  • Meaninglessness
  • Apathy
  • Vulnerability
  • Abandonment

Social

 

  • Overly sensitive
  • Dependent
  • Withdrawn
  • Avoid others
  • Lack of initiative
  • Lack of interest 

Behavioral

 

  • Forgetfulnes
  • Searching for the deceased
  • Slowed thinking
  • Dreams of the deceased
  • Sense the loved one’s presence
  • Wandering aimlessly
  • Trying not to talk about loss in order to help others feel comfortable around them
  • Needing to retell the story of the loved one’s death 

Help through Grief

 

  • Be patient with yourself. Do not compare yourself to others. Go through mourning at your own pace
  • Admit you are hurting and go with the pain
  • Apply cold or heat to your body, whichever feels best
  • Ask for and accept help
  • Talk to others
  • Face the loss
  • Stop asking “Why?” and ask “What will I do now?”
  • Recognize that a bad day does not mean that all is lost
  • Rest
  • Exercise
  • Keep to a routine
  • Introduce pleasant changes into your life
  • Know that you will survive
  • Take care of something alive, such as a plant or a pet
  • Schedule activities to help yourself get through weekends and holidays
  • Find someone who needs your help
  • Accept your feelings as part of the normal grief reaction
  • Postpone major decisions whenever possible
  • Do something you enjoy doing
  • Write in a journal
  • Be around people
  • Schedule time alone
  • Do not overdo
  • Eat regularly