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Grief and Depression - Part 1

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There has been much debate in the mental health profession through the years about the differences and similarities between grief and depression.

Changes in eating and sleeping, low energy, decreased concentration and decreased pleasure are true for both grief and depression.

How are grief and depression different? Grief can be shared in community. Depression is isolating. Grief is an emotional experience that happens to us. Depression overtakes us and can numb our emotions.

Grief reminds us of what is important and what matters. Depression diminishes the meaning from what once mattered.

Depression often includes suffering from lack of self-love and belief in one’s own significance. Grief is suffering from having lost someone of significance who was loved.

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Getting Grief Right

by Dr. Patrick O'Malley

A masterpiece that will touch your heart and soul with healing powers. • A compassionate, wise, and practical guide • A must read for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one.


Grief Therapist

Dr. Patrick O’Malley is a psychotherapist in Fort Worth, Texas, who specializes in grief counseling. For 40 years, he has counseled individuals, couples and families
in his private practice.


Getting Grief Right

by Dr. Patrick O'Malley

By the time Mary came to see me, six months after losing her daughter to sudden infant death syndrome, she had hired and fired two other therapists. She was trying to get her grief right...

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