ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Complicated grief can affect you physically, mentally and socially. Without appropriate treatment, complications may include:
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- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
- Increased risk of physical illness, such as heart disease, cancer or high blood pressure
- Significant sleep disturbances
- Long-term difficulty with daily living, relationships or work activities
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Alcohol or substance misuse
- Nicotine use, such as smoking
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