Grief can be all-consuming. It can seep into every area of your life. Your sleep, appetite, career, exercise, and relationships can all be affected by loss and grief. One can feel a heaviness and a sense that things will never feel secure or safe again. It is hard to imagine in the depths of grief that this is a process, and there will be a time when life seems light and simple again. With the help of P.S. Psychiatry, ordinary life and the simple joys in our days slowly return as time passes and you move through the grief.
Grief is usually filled with more questions than answers. We understand that you’re dealing with enough right now and don’t need the added stress of researching your symptoms. To help simplify the process for you, below is a list of common signs and symptoms of grief. If you feel like you can relate to some of these, reach out to us so we can help.
Depression: Grief can create an intense feeling of sadness and heaviness, often feeling like they’re experiencing an episode of depression.
Anxiety: Feeling like your mind is racing or being in a frequent state of intense panic about the future.
Anger: Experiencing a strong sense of anger is a common symptom of grief.
Disbelief: For some time after experiencing a loss a feeling of disbelief that this loss occurred can be present
Uncertainty/Fear: Loss can trigger a feeling of not knowing what is going to happen, and we begin to question if we have control over anything
Guilt: Guilt is a complicated emotion with grief. Feeling if we just did things differently, perhaps the outcome would be different.
We understand that Grief can feel exhausting and never ending. You’ve probably already tried things to help yourself, but below are a few things that can help you move through your loss.
Medication: A prescription from your P.S. Psychiatry provider can help reduce some of the symptoms of Grief.
Therapy: Talking with a therapist is a great place to process your grief and learn strategies to cope with your feelings.
When you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen. Fill out the form below to get in touch with P.S. Psychiatry and schedule your appointment.