Common Reactions to Grief and Loss

emotional

Sadness - Anger - Guilt - Numbness - Loneliness - Anxiety - Panic - Abandonment - Inability to Feel Pleasure - Relief - Regret - Apprehension - Emotional Outbursts - Loss of Emotional Control - Inappropriate Emotional Response - Shock - Feeling Overwhelmed - Depression

physical

Chills - Thirst - Fatigue - Nausea - Fainting - Twitching - Vomiting - Headache - Elevated Blood Pressure - Rapid Heart Rate - Muscle Tremors - Sweating - Grinding of Teeth - Noise Sensitivity - Tight Chest - Dry Mouth - Weight Loss/Gain - Loss of Libido - Dizziness - Difficulty Breathing - Gastroinestinal Issues - Stomachache

behaviors

Withdrawal - Inability to Rest - Intensified Pacing - Erratic Movements - Change in Social Activity - Inability to Eat - Crying - Searching - Forgetfulness - Impaired Work Performance - Change in Speech Patterns - Hyper Alert to Environment

Cognition

Confusion - Nightmares - Uncertainty - Hyper Vigilance - Suspiciousness -  Intrusive Images - Blaming Others - Poor Problem Solving - Poor Abstract Thinking - Poor Attention Span - Poor Decision Making - Disoriented to Time, Place, or Person - Increased or Decreased Awareness of Surroundings

Spirituality

Disrupted World View - Starting/Stopping Belief in Higher Power - Reexamining Purpose and Meaning of Life