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Flashcards in Loss and Bereavement Deck (7)
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1

Give some typical Affective grief reactions to loss

Depression
Anxiety
Guilt
Loneliness
Numbness

2

What does Anhedonia mean?

Loss of pleasure

3

Give some typical Cognitive grief reactions to loss

Preoccupations with deceased
Ruminations
Sense of presence of deceased
Suicidal thoughts
Sense of unreality
Concentration difficulties

4

Give some typical Behavioural grief reactions to loss

Agitation
Fatigue
Crying
Emotional avoidance

5

Give some typical Physiological-Somatic grief reactions to loss

Loss of appetite
Sleep disturbance

6

Does grief have a useful biological purpose?

May be some parallels drawn between behaviour of grief and the distress a of child feeling abandoned.

The yearning / searching behaviour may confer an evolutionary advantage as it keeps individual / kinship groups together

7

What are the five stages of Grief? DABDA

Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance