Strong feelings of loss after the death of someone close; can also have additional physical, behavioral, and cognitive manifestations.
Many disparate feelings are a natural part of the grieving process; typically it's more than just sadness.
Research shows that people typically feel a wide range of emotions, regardless if the death was expected, or if their relationship with the deceased was complicated.
These include but are not limited to:
- Anger or general irritability
However, Mourning typically refers to the outward expression of loss, whereas Grief refers more to internal thoughts and feelings.