I recently posted about complicated (prolonged) grief, grief which a person gets stuck in for longer and/or more intense periods than is considered typical. The usual cause of complicated grief may be the loss of a loved one, but I found myself curious about the possibility that other losses could bring it on as well, and asked The Center for Prolonged Grief, Columbia School of Social Work:
“Layperson question regarding complicated grief: Is complicated grief truly only a challenge for people grieving their loss of a person? Can it be activated by other kinds of loss, for example, loss of professional identity, divorce?”
Natalia Skritskaya, PhD (pronouns: she/her/hers), CGT Trainer, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Center for Complicated (Prolonged) Grief, Columbia University
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