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feeling or showing sorrow in reaction to an actual or perceived specific loss, or to one that is anticipated. See also grief and dying.

The North American Nursing Diagnosis Association recognizes two types of grieving as nursing diagnoses: In anticipatory grieving a person may deny the potential loss, or express feelings of sorrow, guilt, or anger over the threatened loss; physiological signs may include a choked feeling or changes in eating habits, sleep patterns, activity level, libido, or communication patterns. Dysfunctional grieving is characterized by the emotional and physiological signs listed above as well as expression of unresolved issues, difficulty expressing loss, interference with life functioning, developmental regression, and changes in concentration and pursuit of tasks.


 Mourning, see there.


A normal complex process that includes emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and intellectual responses and behaviors by which individuals, families, and communities incorporate an actual, anticipated, or perceived loss into their daily lives. This diagnosis was previously titled, “grieving, anticipatory”.

Patient discussion about grieving

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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