Special therapy helps relieve complicated grief, depression

September 26, 2014 2:49 PM

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Special therapy helps relieve complicated grief, depression

The debilitating condition, known as complicated grief, is often mistaken for depression, but is a different problem altogether, researchers say. Sufferers from complicated grief have intense yearning and longing for the person who died that doesn't lessen over time.

"They have difficulty comprehending the reality of the death," said lead researcher Dr. M. Katherine Shear, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University School of Social Work.

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