Test for Grief

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Has it been more than a year since your loss? Are you struggling to accept your loss? Do you feel angry about your loss? Does your life feel empty since your loss? Do you feel envious of people who have not lost someone?

Take this quiz to see if you are experiencing a complicated grief reaction.

It's free, quick, confidential, and scientifically validated.

For each question, please select the statement that best reflects how you feel.
1. I think about this person so much that it’s hard for me to do the things I normally do
2. Memories of the person who died upset me
3. I feel I cannot accept the death of the person who died
4. I feel myself longing for the person who died
5. I feel drawn to places and things associated with the person who died
6. I can’t help feeling angry about his/her death
7. I feel disbelief over what happened
8. I feel stunned or dazed over what happened
9. Ever since he/she died, it is hard for me to trust people...
10. Ever since he/she died, I feel as if I have lost the ability to care about other people or I feel distant from people I care about
11. I feel lonely a great deal of the time ever since he/she died
12. I have pain in the same area of my body or have some of the same symptoms as the person who died
13. I go out of my way to avoid reminders of the person who died
14. I feel that life is empty without the person who died
15. I hear the voice of the person who died speak to me
16. I see the person who died stand before me
17. I feel that it is unfair that I should live when this person died
18. I feel bitter over this person’s death
19. I feel envious of others who have not lost someone close
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References: Prigerson, H. G., Bierhals, A. J., Kasl, S. V, Reynolds, C. F. III, Shear, M. K., Newsom, J. T., & Jacobs, S. (1996). Complicated grief as a disorder distinct from bereavement-related depression and anxiety: a replication study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 153, 1484- 1486.

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