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Do I need ssri's for grieving so hard?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not for grief, but..

Grief is a normal reaction to an important loss.
We don't medicate normal reactions. But sometimes grief becomes prolonged or self-destructive — it can turn into a clinical depression. Although there's some controversy in psychiatry right now about where to draw the line, there are certainly cases where grief can trigger a severe depression that needs to be treated with meds and/or therapy.

In brief: Not for grief, but..

Grief is a normal reaction to an important loss.
We don't medicate normal reactions. But sometimes grief becomes prolonged or self-destructive — it can turn into a clinical depression. Although there's some controversy in psychiatry right now about where to draw the line, there are certainly cases where grief can trigger a severe depression that needs to be treated with meds and/or therapy.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Mary Melton
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

It depends on his history and he can seek professional advice from psychologists or psychiatrists.

In brief: Maybe

It depends on his history and he can seek professional advice from psychologists or psychiatrists.
Dr. Mary Melton
Dr. Mary Melton
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Grief

You need grief work.
Medications only help symptoms. Talking to a grief counselor definitely helps.

In brief: Grief

You need grief work.
Medications only help symptoms. Talking to a grief counselor definitely helps.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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