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Definition of Grief therapy

Grief therapy: Therapy for people who have unusually serious grief reactions. The goal of grief therapy is to identify and solve problems the mourner may have in separating from the person who died. When separation difficulties occur, they may appear as physical or behavior problems, delayed or extreme mourning, conflicted or extended grief, or unexpected mourning (although this is seldom present with cancer deaths).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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