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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for dealing with loss?

Yes: Grieving has been a part of life since the begining of time. All religions have developed strategies for dealing with loss. The process of connecting to a higher power and more importantly to reconnect with those who are still alive are a part of most religious ceremonies. But if grief becomes immobilizing and prolonged seek professional help. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Grief Reaction (Definition)

Dealing with loss refers to the different ways in which people cope with losses or deaths of loved ones. ...Read more


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I m dealing with loss of pleasure in my life called anhedonia. Which is core symptom of depression. But i don't have any other depreesive symptoms. So is my cndition is depression or any other mentel illness?

I m dealing with loss of pleasure in my life called anhedonia. Which is core symptom of depression. But i don't have any other depreesive symptoms. So is my cndition is depression or any other mentel illness?

No sadness yet blah: It is a falsehood that one must have a sad mood to be clinically depressed. Many - maybe more often the elderly - have depression and do not have subjective low mood. Therefore, it is vital to entertain more far reaching questions about vegetative symptoms including: inability to laugh at a good joke, inability to experience pleasure, restfulness of sleep, sex drive decline, change appetite, blah. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can be associated with dealing with loss?

What are the symptoms that can be associated with dealing with loss?

Loss: Dealing with loss can involve many emotions, including sadness, grief, anger, and shock. There can be intense preoccupation with the memory of the deceased, with waves of painful sensation and weeping. Sometimes there is guilt about past interactions, depending on the relationship's characteristics. Sometimes there is intense anger about being abandoned. Support is needed to move through. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dealing with loss?

What is the treatment for dealing with loss?

Dealing with loss: If the person has strong social support, no formal "treatment" is needed. Healthy families and communities allow for ventilation of strong emotions, allowing the grieving person to express & process the loss. This may also involve a period of reduced social expectation, where the community fills in for a time -- providing food and other helps, etc. Listening & sharing memories is useful too. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dealing with loss?

What is the definition or description of: Dealing with loss?

Adjusting is all.: Dealing with loss involves acknowledging the loss, understanding how it has affected you, and then accommodating this in your life. For some losses, such as a parent, one never feels good about this, but one gets used to the loss and works to remember the good and positive this person has done in one's life, and focus on the positive rather than the pain of the loss. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for dealing with loss?

Yes: Grieving has been a part of life since the begining of time. All religions have developed strategies for dealing with loss. The process of connecting to a higher power and more importantly to reconnect with those who are still alive are a part of most religious ceremonies. But if grief becomes immobilizing and prolonged seek professional help. ...Read more

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Dealing with loss of a pet. No one takes it seriously. Who can help?

Dealing with loss of a pet. No one takes it seriously. Who can help?

Grief: The loss of a pet can be just as significant as the loss of a good friend or family member. You are going through grief and maybe have some depression. You need to see your doctor for treatment and possible therapy to deal with this loss ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can be associated with dealing with loss?

Loss: Dealing with loss can involve many emotions, including sadness, grief, anger, and shock. There can be intense preoccupation with the memory of the deceased, with waves of painful sensation and weeping. Sometimes there is guilt about past interactions, depending on the relationship's characteristics. Sometimes there is intense anger about being abandoned. Support is needed to move through. ...Read more

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Any good support groups for dealing with loss?

Any good support groups for dealing with loss?

Loss: Good places for support groups are found through the hospitals and their agencies. There are perinatal loss groups, hospice groups, cancer groups, and so forth. Hospital social workers will have lists of available groups, or try the hospial website. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dealing with loss?

Dealing with loss: If the person has strong social support, no formal "treatment" is needed. Healthy families and communities allow for ventilation of strong emotions, allowing the grieving person to express & process the loss. This may also involve a period of reduced social expectation, where the community fills in for a time -- providing food and other helps, etc. Listening & sharing memories is useful too. ...Read more