Psychology of Grief Exam 2

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  1. the reaction of the body to an event often experienced emotionally as a sudden, violent and upsetting disturbance.
    • Shock
  2. Usually occurs with sudden deaths, but may also be seen with a prolonged illness. This is a defense mechanism to allow the person time to adjust to the situation.  It is usually short-term.
    Shock/disbelief/denial
  3. Which "normal" grief reaction is most common?
    Sadness
  4. The most common. Can be felt for the deceased for the suffering he may have had or because he will no longer be able to experience life. Sadness is also felt for oneself and one’s own loss.
    Sadness
  5. blame directed toward one’s self based on real or unreal conditions.
    Guilt
  6. May be real or perceived.  Often these feelings are exaggerated because the death does not allow the person to resolve the issue that caused the guilt with the deceased.
    Guilt
  7. Can be directed at the person for dying and leaving, at God for not preventing the death, toward other people, or even toward oneself.
    Anger
  8. is blame directed towards another person.
    Anger
  9. Can range from mild insecurity to intense panic. Fear of one’s own death or fear of how life will be without the deceased person may cause anxiety.
    Anxiety
  10. A state of tension typically characterized by rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath. An emotion characterized by a vague fear or premonition that something undesirable is going to happen.
    Anxiety
  11. These do not have to be deaths.  Example: An individual who, in a two-year period, experiences the death of a child, the divorce of parents, a move to a new home, and the disappearance of a pet is a prime candidate for grief overload.
    Grief overload
  12. to many losses experienced over a period of time
    Grief overload
  13. often manifests itself in what others consider an exaggerated response to the most recent loss
    Grief overload
  14. An experience of overload form different stressful events that occur at the same time.
    Concurrent stressors
  15. A death occurs while he/she is going through a divorce, dealing with troubled children, financial difficulties and job transition.
    Concurrent stressors
  16. These may cause an exaggerated response, due to the ongoing issues in his/her life.
    Concurrent stressors
  17. Men (boys) are expected to be strong in the face of a loss. Men are conditioned to express anger rather than grief and fear.
    Gender Conditioning
  18. Women have been taught that sadness and crying are acceptable female behaviors. Anger is expressed through these behaviors.
    Gender Conditioning
  19. syndrome characterized by the presence of grief in anticipation of death or loss; the actual death comes as a  confirmation of knowledge of a life-limiting condition.
    Anticipatory grief
  20. the pain experienced from anticipating the person's death and what will happen after they are gone. Experiencing these feelings before the death can help relieve some of the grief following the death.
    Anticipatory grief
  21. This is a loss that comes about because of a primary loss and often involves the loss of some type of status
    Secondary Losses
  22. The death of a spouse means the death of the unit. The death of a sibling means the death of position.
    Secondary Losses
  23. The death of the primary “breadwinner” may mean the loss of being able to fulfill dreams of the survivor. The loss of a child brings the secondary loss of dreams and expectations.
    Secondary Losses
  24. Shock/disbelief/denial
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  25. Sadness
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  26. Which "normal" grief reaction is one of the first experiences in sudden deaths?
    Sadness
  27. Loneliness
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  28. Guilt
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  29. Anger
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  30. Anxiety
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  31. Crying
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  32. Preoccupation with thought of the deceased
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  33. Dreams/nightmares
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  34. Confusing awake events
    • Emotional response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  35. although these are considered by many people to be paranormal or spiritual happenings, all have a firm foundation in realty and psycholoigy
    confusing awake event
  36. include seeing or hearing the deceased or feeling as though the deceased is present or directing events
    confusing awake event
  37. Strengthening of a person’s spiritual beliefs
    • Spiritual response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  38. Weakening of a person’s spiritual beliefs
    • Spiritual response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  39. Causing questions as to the meaning of life and death, beliefs, and values.
    • Spiritual response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  40. Preoccupation with death
    • Cognitive response (Thinking)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  41. Inability to concentrate
    • Cognitive response (Thinking)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  42. Disorganized thoughts
    • Cognitive response (Thinking)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  43. Sense of presence, seeing, hearing loved one
    • Cognitive response (Thinking)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  44. Suicidal thoughts
    • Cognitive response (Thinking)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  45. Inability to remember
    • Cognitive response (Thinking)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  46. Easily distracted
    • Cognitive response (Thinking)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  47. Verbal clues
    • Cognitive response (Thinking)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  48. Doing or saying things contrary to beliefs or accustomed behavior
    • Behavioral response (Actions)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  49. Either staying at home (isolation) or getting away from home (overly extraverted)
    • Behavioral response (Actions)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  50. Visiting places associated with the deceased
    • Behavioral response (Actions)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  51. Loss of interest in social activities, current events
    • Behavioral response (Actions)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  52. Sleep disturbances (Insomnia, bad dreams)
    • Behavioral response (Actions)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  53. Changing in eating habits
    • Behavioral response (Actions)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  54. Increase in bad habits (Drugs, Alcohol and Nicotine)
    • Behavioral response (Actions)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  55. Crying outburst; anger outburst
    • Behavioral response (Actions)
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  56. Sighing
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  57. Headaches
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  58. Startle responses
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  59. Crying
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  60. Menstrual difficulties
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  61. Dizziness
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  62. Fatigue
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  63. Trembling
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  64. Muscular tension
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  65. Insomnia
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  66. Emptiness in gut
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  67. Loss of Appetite
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  68. Stomach problems
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  69. Something stuck in throat
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  70. Lowered immunity
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  71. Sexual desire changes
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  72. Shortness of breath
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  73. Increase/decreased activity
    • Physical response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  74. Negative thoughts
    • Mental response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  75. Confusion
    • Mental response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  76. Difficulty concentrating
    • Mental response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  77. Lower productivity
    • Mental response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  78. Sleeplessness
    • Mental response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  79. Forgetting details
    • Mental response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  80. Mind going blank
    • Mental response
    • Normal Grief Reactions
  81. Which "normal" grief reaction has therapeutic value?
    Crying

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