Some individuals experience feelings of grief that do not appear to ease with time. In some cases, the symptoms may even worsen. The medical community refers to this as complicated grief. Many people with complicated grief feel extreme guilt and wish they had passed along with their loved one. They experience deep sadness and depression and may completely isolate themselves for months and years following their loss. Treating complicated grief is similar to learning to manage normal grief, but it may require additional support from friends and family. Additional professional care may also be beneficial.
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