Coping with Traumatic Death as a Result of Underage Drinking

serious psychological complications can develop over time, this is called complicated grief. When normal grief reactions become more serious and start interfering with your abilities to function both physically and emotionally it may be time to seek help. Some of the disorders that can naturally occur after a traumatic death include clinical depression, and anxiety disorders, including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Clinical Depression When people are consequences such as depression. For a time they may disconnect from living life, avoiding daily tasks or even loved ones, however, when time moves forward and there is no progress towards healing, it may be a sign that they are experiencing clinical depression. This clinical depression is often also biologically related to chemicals that your body may be releasing and may require medication to address. Know that there is no shame in getting help prescribed by a doctor for one of the most distressing times of a person’s life. Anxiety Disorders and PTSD Additionally, some people experience recurrent and ongoing recollections of the trauma, which can lead to distress. You may experience triggers of trauma. Sounds, smells or sights that make you think of your loved one can bring on a wave of grief that washes over you. You may wake-up in the middle of the night in a panic due to a nightmare. Moments like these typically come about without warning and Complicated grief can develop after a traumatic death. Seek help right away if you are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else. exposed to a traumatic event, they frequently suffer psychological


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