While everyone deals with grief differently, there are certain ‘symptoms’ commonly associated with grieving. Dealing with intense loss is different for everyone, but as humans, we tend to experience a lot of the same emotions at a time when our world has turned upside down. When you are dealing with grief, you may experience all of these symptoms or none of them.
The emotional symptoms of grief include depression or intense sadness, guilt, shame, blame, regret, an intense worry about your own mortality or that of your loved ones, anger, isolation, loss of motivation, and a lack of personal hygiene.
These symptoms can be exacerbated in people who have an existing mental health condition. The physical symptoms of grief include fatigue, lack of energy, low immune system, digestive issues, headaches, body aches, difficulty breathing, and a change in weight due to appetite changes.
Your symptoms may differ, but one thing we all feel when dealing with grief is intense pain. It can be overwhelming. It’s difficult to imagine overcoming such intense pain, but it’s a natural part of the grief process.
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