How does grief affect the brain? #science


Grief is something nearly everyone will experience at some point in their lives. It can be overwhelming and confusing, and it can make the death of a loved one difficult to navigate. But when someone is experiencing grief, what exactly is happening to their brain?

According to Dr. Lisa M. Shulman (opens in new tab), a neurologist at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, our brains perceive traumatic loss as a threat to our survival.

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