Links between grief and poor health

The other day a link to this article came on my Twitter feed, “For the brokenhearted grief can lead to death” An interesting study on the impact of grief on levels of inflammation, concluding: … grief — regardless of people’s levels of depressive symptoms — can promote inflammation, which in turn can cause negative health…

Sleep problems and grief

As difficult as it may be to sleep during the first shocking days since a bereavement, problems of disturbed sleep may carry on long through the months and years of grief. Not being able to fall asleep, not being able to stay sleep, having troubled sleep are not uncommon. It’s really important to find a…

Can grief make you sick? (research and commentary)

One doctor wrote an article: “How Grief can make you sick”  Delving further into the subject, I found that the Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health and Coping cites research indicating the impact that bereavement can have on our physical health. The odds of a new or worsened illness was estimated at 1.4 times the risk…