Too many times, normal grief reactions are diagnosed as depression. There is a true difference between normal loss and complicated grieving. The article below deals with many issues regarding this
Myth vs. Fact: Know the difference between grief, major depression
By Carolyn Sacco, R.N. and Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H.
The article states
“Although grief knows no boundaries in terms of age, if we are fortunate to live decades then we will unfortunately experience grief. It is part of being human. Like other aspects of life such as giving birth, how do we know when these normal processes require more than the usual assistance? How do we know when grief has morphed into a serious depression requiring medical help?”
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