Grief: From Normal to Pathological Reactions

  title={Grief: From Normal to Pathological Reactions},
  author={Eric Bui},
The death of a loved one is a universal experience, and marker of the human condition. Grief, the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to bereavement, is both a ubiquitous and a unique psychological process. Thus, health providers often find themselves in a dilemma, caught between the need to alleviate an individual’s distress and impairment, and the danger of overly “pathologizing” their grief reaction. This chapter reviews how acute grief reactions generally evolve over time, the… CONTINUE READING