a serious type of separation distress which generally takes place after the abrupt and unexpected demise of a loved one. Numbness and being stunned are often joined by a feeling of futility and lack of purpose. A trademark trait of it is a feeling of the meaninglessness of life, even though the entire syndrome is inclusive of a multitude of other painful and dysfunctional reactions.

TRAUMATIC GRIEF: "Traumatic grief is expected at a time life thing; many people don't deal with death."
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