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How to stop feeling depressed and missing a loved one?

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Dr. Grace Ho
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Grief and Depression

It's normal to grieve over a loved one.
However if you have been feeling like this for more than 2 months, you may need professional help.

In brief: Grief and Depression

It's normal to grieve over a loved one.
However if you have been feeling like this for more than 2 months, you may need professional help.
Dr. Grace Ho
Dr. Grace Ho
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Time will heal.

There's no right time to stop missing a loved one who has been lost.
The normal grieving process can take upwards of two years, for example. Don't force it, and don't listen to others who may tell you that you need to stop feeling down already.

In brief: Time will heal.

There's no right time to stop missing a loved one who has been lost.
The normal grieving process can take upwards of two years, for example. Don't force it, and don't listen to others who may tell you that you need to stop feeling down already.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology

In brief: No timeline

One does not simply "stop" missing a loved one.
Unlike a faucet or light switch you can't just turn off the painful feelings. The sadness you feel is a normal and necessary part of the mourning process. For some, the sadness can turn into or exacerbate preexisting clinical depression. If that's the case you can consult with a mental health professional.

In brief: No timeline

One does not simply "stop" missing a loved one.
Unlike a faucet or light switch you can't just turn off the painful feelings. The sadness you feel is a normal and necessary part of the mourning process. For some, the sadness can turn into or exacerbate preexisting clinical depression. If that's the case you can consult with a mental health professional.
Dr. Steven Hanley
Dr. Steven Hanley
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