• grief image
  • There is an identifiable loss
  • The person's focus is on the loss
  • Fluctuating ability to feel pleasure
  • Fluctuating physical symptoms
  • Closeness of others is usually comforting
  • Able to feel a wide range of emotions
  • May express guilt over some aspects of the loss
  • Self-esteem is usually preserved after the loss
  • Thoughts of death are typically related to wanting to be reunited with the deceased loved one
  • grief image
  • A specific loss may or may not be indentified
  • The person's focus is on self
  • Inability to feel pleasure
  • Prolonged and marked functional impairment
  • Persistent isolation from others and self
  • Fixed emotions and feeling stuck
  • Has generalized feelings of guilt
  • Feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing common
  • Thoughts of death are related to feeling worthless, undeserving of life or unable to cope with the pain