Grief (bereavement) is the emotional and physical
response to the death of a loved one. Grief is associated with a wide range
of emotions, including sadness, anger, guilt, and despair. Each individual
may experience a different set of specific emotions, but, in general, these
emotions diminish as time passes and with support from family and friends.
The June 1, 2005, issue of JAMA includes an article
evaluating a new type of psychotherapy (talk therapy)
developed specifically to treat people with complicated grief.