Bereavement is a common experience resulting from the death of a close friend or family member. Individuals experience a series of emotional reactions and often spend significant time in personal reflection.
Sometimes, bereavement becomes, 'complicated.' Psychotherapists often note 'Complicated Bereavement,' in charting when the normal experience of loss is extended and impacts the individual in a psychological way. While symptoms are similar, Complicated Bereavement is not clinical depression, nor a feature of Major Depressive Disorder.
For more information, head on over to our FMP podcast episode on the topic, called, "Complicated Bereavement vs. Complicated Bewilderment."