Grief Can Become So Deep That Life Becomes Paralyzed


Grief can become so deep that life becomes paralyzed

June 4, 2015- Complicated grief has an object: It's all about wanting the person who is gone.

Indeed, an addictivelike yearning is a primary symptom of this condition, along with jarring, intrusive thoughts similar to those experienced by people who have post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Dr. Katherine Shear, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and director of the university's Center for Complicated Grief.


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