Anniversary Reaction

(1) Sudden death related to psychologic trauma that elicits an exaggerated autonomic nervous system response and fatal arrhythmia, inexplicably occurring on the anniversary of the previous event
(2) An emotional response in a person which occurs around the same time every year on the anniversary of a personal loss, which may cause mild to severe depression.
(3) The return of grieving on the anniversary of the loss of a loved one
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com/ ) offers advice on how to tell the difference between an anniversary reaction and depression.
Just knowing that you're likely to experience anniversary reactions can help you understand them and even turn them into opportunities.
Your health care team should be prepared to discuss anniversary reactions, and to help you and your family through them.