Abnormal Grief

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Abnormal Grief

A prolonged, difficult, complicated behavioural and/or emotional response to a severe and/or traumatic loss of a close friend or family member.
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A psychiatrist told an inquest in Cardiff he had been diagnosed as suffering "an abnormal grief reaction", so powerful was his emotional reaction to his wife's death.
It was the abnormal grief reaction with which Jahangir Khan defeated Geof Hunt in the Squash Court taking revenge of his brother's death.
Judge Craik accepted that Duncan had been suffering from an "abnormal grief reaction" after the death of her 16-month-old daughter Anna in May last year.
A GP criticised for not sending an asthmatic boy to hospital hours before he died suggested yesterday the family were having an "abnormal grief reaction".
Having agreed that "traumatic death" must be disentangled from "traumatic grief", one is expected to step forward to consider, as to say, "abnormal grief reactions" as a new diagnostic category.
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