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grief

 [grēf]
1. keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss.
2. mental suffering or distress in response to a threatened or real loss, as loss of a body part or function, death of another person, or loss of one's possessions, job, status, or ideals; see also mourning. Various theorists have proposed stages of grieving; see descriptions under dying.

grief

(grēf),
a normal emotional response to an external loss; distinguished from a depressive disorder because it usually subsides after a reasonable time.

grief

(grēf) the normal emotional response to an external and consciously recognized loss.

grief

Etymology: L, gravis, heavy
a nearly universal pattern of physical and emotional responses to bereavement, separation, or loss. It is time linked and must be differentiated from depression. The physical components are similar to those of fear, rage, and pain: Stimulation of the sympathetic portion of the autonomic nervous system can cause increased heart and respiratory rates, dilated pupils, sweating, bristling of the hair, increased blood flow to the muscles, and increased energy reserves. Digestion slows. The emotional components proceed in stages from alarm to disbelief and denial, to anger and guilt, to a search for a source of comfort, and, finally, to adjustment to the loss. The way in which a grieving person behaves is greatly affected by the culture in which he or she has been raised. See also bereavement, parental grief.

grief

(grēf)
A normal emotional response to an external loss; distinguished from a depressive disorder because it usually subsides after a variable but reasonable time.

grief

The mental and physical responses to major loss of whatever kind, especially loss of a loved person. The mental aspects include unhappiness, anguish and pain, guilt, anger and resentment. The physical aspects are caused by overaction of the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system. This causes rapid breathing and heart rate, loss of appetite, a sense of a lump in the throat (GLOBUS HYSTERICUS), a fluttering sensation in the upper abdomen and sometimes severe restlessness. Grief follows a pattern of recognizable stages, some of which are: a sense of being stunned; refusal to accept the event; denial; a feeling of alarm; anger; a sense of guilt; and, eventually, consolation, adjustment and forgetting.

Patient discussion about grief

Q. what should i take for a sorrow throat?

A. There are many types of tablets you can take under your tongue that help relieve the pain, and you can get them over the counter. You should see a doctor if the sore throat continues longer than 1-2 days, to makw sure there is no possible bacterial infection involved in which case you will need antibiotics.

Q. On Joy and Sorrow Kahlil Gibran Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

A. without experiencing joy we could not recognize sorrow. and consequently, without sorrow we could not recognize joy.

Q. when do i know if my hobby of drinking become not healthy as addiction to the sorrow drop?

A. CRISTA;YOU NEED TO GET A BETTER HOBBIE?--hobbies are fun but this one is dangerous(check out some of the answers on this web site about alcohol--every time you take a drink you are killing brain cells -liver cells an causing an electro imbalance in your body,thats way people get a hangover ofter drinking--ALCOHOL AS A HOBBIE(BAD NEWS)-mrfoot56

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An hour-long special on Tuesday will see Gary confronting Sarah but coming to grief after going gunning for Peter.
The eight-year-old was still travelling well when coming to grief in last year's blue ribbon chase, and Nicholls added: "I think he's got a really good chance.
It was too early to say whether he would have won, but COCOA KEY was bowling along several lengths clear of his field when stumbling on landing and coming to grief at the fifth flight at Sedgefield.
The 12-times champion suffered a back injury when coming to grief from Arnold Layne at Warwick last month.
The 10-year-old seemed to have lost a little of his sparkle last term but a spin over the big fences in the Grand National appeared to restore his enthusiasm, running well until coming to grief on the second circuit.
But another feature is the incidence of aircraft coming to grief with the attendant casualty rate.
Valiramix appeared to be cruising when coming to grief in the Champion on the llat between the third and second-last flight.
Even that day he did not get the credit he deserved as many considered Nick Dundee to have been desperately unlucky as he seemed to be going the better when coming to grief at the third-last.
In a three-runner race at Exeter in November 2011, Sam Winner was gifted the race by the fall of Menorah at the second-last fence, only to crumple on landing at the final obstacle, and he was going well when coming to grief three out behind Solix here the following month.
Palomar won his first two chases last season before falling on his hat-trick attempt at Musselburgh where he was just beginning to feel the strain over a longer trip when coming to grief at the second last.
Kinirons, who has impressed in his first campaign with Smith, was riding Stagecoach Opal for the stable when coming to grief at the first fence in a novice chase that also claimed two of the three other runners.
The scores remained tied throughout five shared heats, with Hefenbrock coming to grief in heat 12 and finishing last on borrowed machinery in heat 14.