Complicated grief can affect you physically, mentally and socially. Without appropriate treatment, these complications can include:

  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Increased risk of physical illness, including heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Long-term difficulty with daily living
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Nicotine use, such as smoking
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