Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Factors that may increase the risk of developing complicated grief include:
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- An unexpected or violent death, such as death from a car accident, or the murder or suicide of a loved one
- Death of a child
- Close or dependent relationship to the deceased person
- Lack of a support system or friendships
- Past history of depression or other mental health issues
- Traumatic childhood experiences, such as abuse or neglect
- Lack of resilience or adaptability to life changes
- Other major life stressors
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