How Grief Affects Your Brain

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When you lose a loved one, the world around you changes but the affects you feel on the inside are so strong. After the initial shock goes away, our brains have a way of protecting us in a way that changes how we function. 

Grief can affect your daily life in these ways: 

  • Concentraiton may become difficult
  • It can be hard to complete and finish tasks you've started
  • Your short term memory may suffer
  • Decision making or planning

Many of these functions are located in your frontal lobe and limbic system, controlling your emotions and ability to perform. If you feel like you've changed after a tragedy in your life, you may be right. Coping can be difficult, but there are resources to help you. Click here to find coping resources

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