Grief and loss are often a normal part of life as we all are all faced with loss at one time or another. Grief or Loss can be triggered by various events:
Death of a loved one
Death of a pet
Break up of a relationship
Grief can lead to symptoms of depression such as:
A persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood
Sleeping too little or sleeping too much
Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased appetite and weight gain
Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
Restlessness or irritability
Persistent physical symptoms that don’t respond to treatment (such as headaches, chronic pain, or constipation and other digestive disorders)
Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
Fatigue or loss of energy
Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless
Thoughts of death or suicide
If you experience five or more of these symptoms for longer than two weeks or if the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your daily routine, we are here to help.
Depression, Out of the Closet & Into our Lives; What to Do?
Appointments to address issues of grief and loss are available in our offices near Pittsburgh in Wexford, Robinson Township, and Squirrel Hill.