Grief is the process someone goes through after losing a significant element or person in their life. Grief can be caused by the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the death of a pet, etc. Some studies estimate that over half the US population is grieving at any given time. Compared to young adults and children, older adults experience grief at a higher rate due to the death of spouses, friends, parents, and siblings. 40% of grievers qualify as having major depression in the month following their loss. Recently, rates of grief are increasing in the US due to factors such as social media, the growing divorce rate, and even video calling softwares. With 65% of American grievers experiencing other health problems, grief is also known to affect the rest of your health if left untreated. After a 1-2 months following their loss, most patients still experiencing grief fare well with treatment, with certain studies showing that 1 in 4 grivers feel better after just 1 appointment with a healthcare provider. Start feeling better now!
While diagnosis by a licensed professional is needed, these are common symptoms associated with Grief.