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Strong feelings of loss after the death of someone close; can also have additional physical, behavioral, and cognitive manifestations.

Many disparate feelings are a natural part of the grieving process; typically it's more than just sadness.

Research shows that people typically feel a wide range of emotions, regardless if the death was expected, or if their relationship with the deceased was complicated.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Shock

  • Confusion

  • Disbelief

  • Denial

  • Sadness

  • Depression

  • Anger or general irritability

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Numbness

  • Guilt

  • Relief

Sometimes, grief and Mourning are used interchangeably.

However, Mourning typically refers to the outward expression of loss, whereas Grief refers more to internal thoughts and feelings.