Grief Can Be A Mind-Altering Experience, Literally
When we go through the experience of deep loss after the death of a loved one, it might feel like our brains are being ripped apart. In a way, that is what is happening.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows grief has a physical impact on the brain.
What does the latest research tell us about the effects of grief? How do the mind, brain, and body respond and heal following traumatic loss? What are some strategies for regaining your emotional balance?
Guest: Lisa Shulman, professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and author of "Before and After Loss: A Neurologist's Perspective on Loss, Grief, and Our Brain"
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This interview aired on Thursday, April 25, 2019.