Grief support

Clinical depression

Clinical depression and Complicated Grief Disorder (CGD) are very similar in terms of their symptoms, nevertheless, we can still tell the difference with other symptoms unique to depression only. Grief can be an emotional roller coaster to some where there are still times where you will feel happy. However, with depression, you are constantly in an emotional slump unable to escape.

 

Other symptoms that suggest depression, not just grief:

  • Intense, pervasive sense of guilt
  • Slow speech and body movements
  • Thoughts of suicide or a preoccupation with dying
  • Inability to function at work, home, and/or school
  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Seeing or hearing things that aren’t there