The Brain and Grief

Preview to the topic:

This topic came about by chance. A comment was left on our most recent topic: The Shock of loss. The comment left us intrigued to find out more about the brain and the way in which it processes grief……

Please see: The Brain and Grief which covers:

  1. Introduction
  2. Illustrative examples The Brain and Grief
  3. The Brain and Grief
  4. Our Final Thoughts/YouTube Video

© Copyright 2019 Grief Probate Journey Blog *PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS SOURCED FROM UK and AMERICAN WEBSITES* It is also based on our own experience. *We are not experts in this field, we are speaking purely on our own experience with information sought from the internet to give further examples. *

1. Introduction

This topic came about by chance. A comment was left on our most recent topic: The Shock of loss. The comment left us intrigued to find out more about the brain and the way in which it processes grief.

These sorts of topics make us want to find out more about grief and the way in which it affects the body. We also have topics on The Lungs and Grief and Grief and its effects on the body.

Please see the comment below:

We feel these matters are important to know when going through a grieving journey. Sometimes we might not have the time to think about, or even realise the many ways that grief can affect us on a daily basis.

We did some research, and this is what we found.

Please see: The Brain and Grief:

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2. Illustrative examples The Brain and Grief

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3. The Brain and Grief

3.1 How Coping With Grief Can Affect Your Brain | Henry Ford LiveWell

“When you’re grieving, a flood of neurochemicals and hormones dance around in your head. “There can be a disruption in hormones that results in specific symptoms, such as disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, fatigue and anxiety,” says Dr. Phillips. When those symptoms converge, your brain function takes a hit”. (4 Jun 2018)

3.2 How long does grief brain fog last?

“While it may come and go in 30 days for your neighbor, yours may hang around for long periods of time. The fog of grief is emotional, mental, and physical and can take time to unravel and release. In most cases, your memory loss and inability to concentrate should lift within a few months and aren’t permanent”. (16 Jan 2020).

3.3 How does grief affect you?

“Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight”.

3.4 Can grief make you lose your mind?

“Grief-Related Memory Loss Can Make You Feel Crazy”

“It makes perfect sense that you’re disoriented: everything has changed. Memory loss, confusion, an inability to concentrate or focus – these things are all normal inside grief. They do tend to be temporary, but they last a lot longer than you would think”. (10 Apr 2018)

3.5 What does God say about grief?

“The Good News: God will never abandon us during our times of grief — he will always provide us with love and hope. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away”. (“31 Mar 2020)

3.6 This Is Your Brain On Grief | Elemental

“Areas involved in strong emotion, autobiographical memory, and emotion regulation are all activated during grief — the posterior and anterior cingulate cortex, and”…

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4. Our Final Thoughts/YouTube Video

We hope this topic might be of use. We would like to wish you a safe day, evening, night and beyond.

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