Bereavement

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Definition

Bereavement is a psychological state in which a person succumbs to depression due to a loss of a loved one. This is typical among people who have lost their loved ones due to a traumatic or sudden event.

Diagnosis

Bereavement can be diagnosed by counseling as well as strict observance of the attitudes of the person who lost a loved one.

Treatment

Treatment for bereavement is done by counseling and consistent moral support from family and friends.

Symptoms and Signs

The common symptoms of bereavement are consistent crying, loss of thoughts; frequent reminiscing of memories of the lost loved one. Bereaved persons also sometimes show violent tantrums and would want to be left alone.

Causes

Bereavement is caused by the trauma of sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one. There a persons who take a lot of time to accept reality such that they tend to relive the memories of the past.

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