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Acute phase of bereavement

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Features of this phase of bereavement include:

  • pining
  • crying out
  • searching
  • anger
  • guilt
  • anxiety
  • agitation
  • somatic symptoms e.g. loss of appetite
  • awareness of the presence of the deceased
  • taking on attitudes and mannerisms of the deceased

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