Acute Mourning

The initial phase of disorientation, dulled senses, denial, and yearning that follows the death of a loved one
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Before we get to aveilut, or mourning, we have to go through aninut, or acute mourning, the period between first receiving the bad news and completing the funeral rites.
The second stage, acute mourning, occurs when recognition of loss is accompanied by an intense preoccupation with the lost image and by loneliness, insomnia, loss of appetite, disinterest in daily affairs, and/or daily weeping.
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