Grief Psychiatrists in San Francisco, CA

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Alysia Cirona-Singh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I work with people facing a wide range of difficulties. They may be struggling with depression, anxiety, a sense of emptiness or feeling lost. Often, they find themselves having relational problems, such as difficulty developing long lasting relationships or frequently having unsatisfying, confusing, or problematic encounters with friends, colleagues, or family members. I also work with people dealing with major life transitions, including marriage, becoming a parent, significant medical events, and grief following the death of a loved one or pregnancy loss.
I work with people facing a wide range of difficulties. They may be struggling with depression, anxiety, a sense of emptiness or feeling lost. Often, they find themselves having relational problems, such as difficulty developing long lasting relationships or frequently having unsatisfying, confusing, or problematic encounters with friends, colleagues, or family members. I also work with people dealing with major life transitions, including marriage, becoming a parent, significant medical events, and grief following the death of a loved one or pregnancy loss.
(415) 366-3940 View (415) 366-3940
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Maryam Eskandari, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
My specialties include: •Depression; •Anxiety; •Cancer diagnosis, treatment, living & coping with cancer; •Being a family member, friend, parent, sibling, child or caregiver of someone with cancer; •Self-confidence & self-esteem issues; •Relationship & interpersonal issues; •Existential issues (finding meaning in our lives knowing that we do not live forever); •Issues of death & dying.
I see my patients first and foremost in a humanistic way as people, not simply as patients or their diagnoses. As such, I offer patients comprehensive treatment, not just from a neurobiological perspective, but also a from a humanistic one. I approach my patients with compassion, respect and a commitment to confidentiality. Some of the biggest obstacles to attainting self-awareness and self-acceptance are deeply buried feelings of guilt and shame. Working with a psychotherapist you trust, who is curious, empathic and understanding can help you expand your capacity for self-curiosity, self-awareness and self-acceptance, which in turn can help you expand your capacity to: •examine, understand & change problematic patterns in your life; •make choices freely & actively, instead of reactively; •ultimately lead a more thoughtful, authentic & fulfilling life.
My specialties include: •Depression; •Anxiety; •Cancer diagnosis, treatment, living & coping with cancer; •Being a family member, friend, parent, sibling, child or caregiver of someone with cancer; •Self-confidence & self-esteem issues; •Relationship & interpersonal issues; •Existential issues (finding meaning in our lives knowing that we do not live forever); •Issues of death & dying.
I see my patients first and foremost in a humanistic way as people, not simply as patients or their diagnoses. As such, I offer patients comprehensive treatment, not just from a neurobiological perspective, but also a from a humanistic one. I approach my patients with compassion, respect and a commitment to confidentiality. Some of the biggest obstacles to attainting self-awareness and self-acceptance are deeply buried feelings of guilt and shame. Working with a psychotherapist you trust, who is curious, empathic and understanding can help you expand your capacity for self-curiosity, self-awareness and self-acceptance, which in turn can help you expand your capacity to: •examine, understand & change problematic patterns in your life; •make choices freely & actively, instead of reactively; •ultimately lead a more thoughtful, authentic & fulfilling life.
(415) 789-3595 View (415) 789-3595
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Eric Glassgold, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Patients come to see me when they experience emotional pain and need help figuring out how to improve their lives. Sometimes a problem has built up over time and reaches a saturation point. It may relate to work or school, to a love or family relationship, or to something completely unexpected--a layoff, breakup, accident, sudden illness or even a death--that uncovers a long neglected area of development.
Patients come to see me when they experience emotional pain and need help figuring out how to improve their lives. Sometimes a problem has built up over time and reaches a saturation point. It may relate to work or school, to a love or family relationship, or to something completely unexpected--a layoff, breakup, accident, sudden illness or even a death--that uncovers a long neglected area of development.
(415) 483-4327 View (415) 483-4327
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Catherine Mallouh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Feeling understood and uniquely recognized is an important part of the therapy relationship. As a psychotherapist and psychiatrist, with many years of experience, I offer an engaged and collaborative relationship, to better understand core problems and emotional conflicts that get in the way of having a satisfying and meaningful life. I work in psychotherapy with a range of issues including self esteem,intimacy, the effects of trauma, loss, and conflicts around ambition and creativity. I can help with symptoms of anxiety and depression that can significantly interfere with day to day life, providing help with medications.
Feeling understood and uniquely recognized is an important part of the therapy relationship. As a psychotherapist and psychiatrist, with many years of experience, I offer an engaged and collaborative relationship, to better understand core problems and emotional conflicts that get in the way of having a satisfying and meaningful life. I work in psychotherapy with a range of issues including self esteem,intimacy, the effects of trauma, loss, and conflicts around ambition and creativity. I can help with symptoms of anxiety and depression that can significantly interfere with day to day life, providing help with medications.
(415) 750-1713 View (415) 750-1713
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Veronica Couture
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94133  (Online Only)
You wonder if you’re overreacting. You know that mental health struggles are real, but you’re not sure if what you’re feeling is normal or needs treatment. At the same time, it feels like you’re never doing enough. Exhaustion gets the best of you and then the self-critical thoughts get louder. You deserve a space that is just for you, to find deep healing from anxiety and stress. All are welcome to be seen and heard including those from our BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Many of my patients are struggling with anxiety, experiencing chronic illness or grief, or want to reduce medications while exploring other options for healing.
You wonder if you’re overreacting. You know that mental health struggles are real, but you’re not sure if what you’re feeling is normal or needs treatment. At the same time, it feels like you’re never doing enough. Exhaustion gets the best of you and then the self-critical thoughts get louder. You deserve a space that is just for you, to find deep healing from anxiety and stress. All are welcome to be seen and heard including those from our BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Many of my patients are struggling with anxiety, experiencing chronic illness or grief, or want to reduce medications while exploring other options for healing.
(628) 277-4619 View (628) 277-4619
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Steven Reidbord
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
I'm happy to meet you for: (1) traditional dynamic psychotherapy — only flexible, non-stuffy, and straightforward; (2) recognition of mind-body medicine, i.e., how the body affects the mind, and vice versa; (3) prescription writing when needed in addition to psychotherapy, with a light touch and full attention to pros and cons. The ideal patient appears successful on the outside, but suffers longstanding dissatisfaction or self-defeating behavior. Examples include prolonged reactions to trauma or grief, undue guilt or self-blame, or a pattern of interpersonal conflicts.
I'm happy to meet you for: (1) traditional dynamic psychotherapy — only flexible, non-stuffy, and straightforward; (2) recognition of mind-body medicine, i.e., how the body affects the mind, and vice versa; (3) prescription writing when needed in addition to psychotherapy, with a light touch and full attention to pros and cons. The ideal patient appears successful on the outside, but suffers longstanding dissatisfaction or self-defeating behavior. Examples include prolonged reactions to trauma or grief, undue guilt or self-blame, or a pattern of interpersonal conflicts.
(415) 474-7600 View (415) 474-7600
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Juliano Innocenti
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Juliano Innocenti is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2022. Juliano offers trauma-informed, patient-centered care that may include options for medication management for conditions like depression and anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, OCD, hoarding, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Gender dysphoria. He also has experience with grief and bereavement, and can help you plan for, or come to terms with your own mortality and existential fears.
Juliano Innocenti is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2022. Juliano offers trauma-informed, patient-centered care that may include options for medication management for conditions like depression and anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, OCD, hoarding, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Gender dysphoria. He also has experience with grief and bereavement, and can help you plan for, or come to terms with your own mortality and existential fears.
(628) 313-4625 View (628) 313-4625
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Liz Moore Psychiatric Nursing Inc.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I treat ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Bipolar, C-PTSD, Depression, Grief, and Insomnia.
Book Online: LizGMoore.com
I treat ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Bipolar, C-PTSD, Depression, Grief, and Insomnia.
Book Online: LizGMoore.com
(415) 662-8255 View (415) 662-8255
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Julia Mitrevski
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Finding the right person to listen to you is a very deep and personal decision. We all know how helpful it can feel to be understood. You may be struggling with relationship or work issues; you may feel alone and unsure of yourself; you may be coping with the loss of a loved one or with a life transition. You may be looking for help with a specific problem, or you may have a vague sense that things just don’t feel right to you. Feel free to contact me either by phone or e-mail for more information or to make an appointment.
Finding the right person to listen to you is a very deep and personal decision. We all know how helpful it can feel to be understood. You may be struggling with relationship or work issues; you may feel alone and unsure of yourself; you may be coping with the loss of a loved one or with a life transition. You may be looking for help with a specific problem, or you may have a vague sense that things just don’t feel right to you. Feel free to contact me either by phone or e-mail for more information or to make an appointment.
(628) 300-3804 View (628) 300-3804
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Sara Johansen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94129
I specialize in treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, grief, and life transitions.
I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford and private practice psychiatrist. As a therapist and psychiatrist, my approach is to be compassionate, inquisitive, and candid. I value our collaborative work and believe our partnership is foundational to change. The challenges you are facing now may feel overwhelming, and you may feel stuck in patterns that are no longer serving you. We will work together to understand what is happening in your life right now, while exploring the historical patterns, beliefs, and experiences that may be contributing to your current experience.
I specialize in treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, grief, and life transitions.
I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford and private practice psychiatrist. As a therapist and psychiatrist, my approach is to be compassionate, inquisitive, and candid. I value our collaborative work and believe our partnership is foundational to change. The challenges you are facing now may feel overwhelming, and you may feel stuck in patterns that are no longer serving you. We will work together to understand what is happening in your life right now, while exploring the historical patterns, beliefs, and experiences that may be contributing to your current experience.
(650) 610-7765 View (650) 610-7765
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Margo Pumar
Psychiatrist, MD, MA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94158
I also treat, depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, and grief and loss.
It is a difficult and yet very brave step to reach out for help when you are struggling in life - and even more difficult to reach out to a stranger. Whether it is particular life challenges, mental health or medical issues, difficult relationships, or thought or behavior patterns you are ready to change, my goal will be to help you to feel understood and supported while we create a plan to help you reach your goals. Medications, therapy, coping tools, nutrition, building a support network and self-care are all modalities we can choose to support you.
I also treat, depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, and grief and loss.
It is a difficult and yet very brave step to reach out for help when you are struggling in life - and even more difficult to reach out to a stranger. Whether it is particular life challenges, mental health or medical issues, difficult relationships, or thought or behavior patterns you are ready to change, my goal will be to help you to feel understood and supported while we create a plan to help you reach your goals. Medications, therapy, coping tools, nutrition, building a support network and self-care are all modalities we can choose to support you.
(202) 946-7552 View (202) 946-7552
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Mindpath College Health - Los Angeles
Psychiatrist, PMHNP, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94101
Mindpath College Health helps patients 18+ with anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, gender and sexual identity, grief, life changes, OCD, relationships, and trauma and PTSD.
Mindpath College Health provides outpatient mental health care for college and university students, staff, and the surrounding community. We provide a broad spectrum of individual and group therapy, relationship counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and medication management and psychiatry. Mindpath College Health helps patients 18+ with anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, gender and sexual identity, grief, life changes, OCD, relationships, and trauma and PTSD.
Mindpath College Health helps patients 18+ with anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, gender and sexual identity, grief, life changes, OCD, relationships, and trauma and PTSD.
Mindpath College Health provides outpatient mental health care for college and university students, staff, and the surrounding community. We provide a broad spectrum of individual and group therapy, relationship counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and medication management and psychiatry. Mindpath College Health helps patients 18+ with anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, gender and sexual identity, grief, life changes, OCD, relationships, and trauma and PTSD.
(424) 273-8900 View (424) 273-8900
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Open Mind Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94101  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, isolation, relationship/family issues? At Open Mind Health, we get to the “root cause” of what’s actually leading to your emotional challenges, while treating the resulting issues and developing lasting solutions to help you feel optimistic and hopeful. We offer customized holistic treatment plans in our wellness tracks developed to provide lasting results, Our therapists and life coaches are compassionate and forward-thinkers. Call us today to get started on your path to mental wellness at 855-550-MIND (6463).
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, isolation, relationship/family issues? At Open Mind Health, we get to the “root cause” of what’s actually leading to your emotional challenges, while treating the resulting issues and developing lasting solutions to help you feel optimistic and hopeful. We offer customized holistic treatment plans in our wellness tracks developed to provide lasting results, Our therapists and life coaches are compassionate and forward-thinkers. Call us today to get started on your path to mental wellness at 855-550-MIND (6463).
(619) 949-0858 View (619) 949-0858
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Alexandra Presler
Physician Assistant, PA-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
Pacific Mind Health treats mental health disorders using a variety of treatments including medications, Psychotherapy, Telemedicine, Spravato, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We strive to help create a treatment plan which will help guide you on a path to wellness. Our goal is to provide thorough diagnostic evaluations which will inform treatment choices and increase the likelihood the treatment will be successful. Please use this link for a free informational TMS session https://www.pacificmindhealth.com/tmsinfo.html
Pacific Mind Health treats mental health disorders using a variety of treatments including medications, Psychotherapy, Telemedicine, Spravato, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We strive to help create a treatment plan which will help guide you on a path to wellness. Our goal is to provide thorough diagnostic evaluations which will inform treatment choices and increase the likelihood the treatment will be successful. Please use this link for a free informational TMS session https://www.pacificmindhealth.com/tmsinfo.html
(949) 208-9864 View (949) 208-9864
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Dr. Amie Yu-Chia Chen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for your interest in my practice! I treat each patient as a whole person. Sometimes psychiatric symptoms are only the tip of the iceberg, so I am dedicated to investigating and solving underlying issues rather than provide short-term bandaids. I also understand that active symptoms are not only distressing but can consume valuable time of our lives, so safe and timely relief of symptoms is just as crucial to treatment. I incorporate various therapy elements and medications, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, depression, stress management, and trauma recovery.
Hello and thank you for your interest in my practice! I treat each patient as a whole person. Sometimes psychiatric symptoms are only the tip of the iceberg, so I am dedicated to investigating and solving underlying issues rather than provide short-term bandaids. I also understand that active symptoms are not only distressing but can consume valuable time of our lives, so safe and timely relief of symptoms is just as crucial to treatment. I incorporate various therapy elements and medications, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, depression, stress management, and trauma recovery.
(916) 252-5575 View (916) 252-5575
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Dr. Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(415) 319-6379 View (415) 319-6379
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Blake Rawdin
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I work with individuals grappling with an array of psychological, emotional, and spiritual challenges, which may appear in the form of depression, anxiety, panic, insomnia, focus problems, relationship and work difficulties, for example. I also help those dealing with chronic and acute stress, such as past trauma and medical-related illness. We will collaborate to explore the psychological, biological and environmental contributors to the situation and develop an integrated treatment plan that can draw from any or all of my specialties in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary medicine.
I work with individuals grappling with an array of psychological, emotional, and spiritual challenges, which may appear in the form of depression, anxiety, panic, insomnia, focus problems, relationship and work difficulties, for example. I also help those dealing with chronic and acute stress, such as past trauma and medical-related illness. We will collaborate to explore the psychological, biological and environmental contributors to the situation and develop an integrated treatment plan that can draw from any or all of my specialties in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary medicine.
(415) 944-4156 View (415) 944-4156
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Michael Hipolito, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who offers both psychotherapy and medication management services. I completed my undergraduate studies at Stanford University with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors and B.S. in Biological Sciences. I earned my medical degree from New York Medical College, where I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. Afterwards, I pursued my residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, where I had the privilege of working with a variety of populations at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, SF VA Medical Center, and SF General Hospital.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who offers both psychotherapy and medication management services. I completed my undergraduate studies at Stanford University with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors and B.S. in Biological Sciences. I earned my medical degree from New York Medical College, where I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. Afterwards, I pursued my residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, where I had the privilege of working with a variety of populations at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, SF VA Medical Center, and SF General Hospital.
(415) 942-8317 View (415) 942-8317
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Ela Aguilar Donis
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Ela Donis, MD is a board-certified adult psychiatrist that has been in practice for over 10 years. Dr. Donis is competent in performing thorough psychiatric assessments, differential diagnosis, prognostic assessments, genetic testing and interpretation and medication management. Other colleagues and patients have described her as knowledgeable and compassionate. Her areas of interest are PTSD, trauma associated disorders,mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.
Ela Donis, MD is a board-certified adult psychiatrist that has been in practice for over 10 years. Dr. Donis is competent in performing thorough psychiatric assessments, differential diagnosis, prognostic assessments, genetic testing and interpretation and medication management. Other colleagues and patients have described her as knowledgeable and compassionate. Her areas of interest are PTSD, trauma associated disorders,mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.
(415) 301-3198 View (415) 301-3198
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Richard A Oliva
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94129
New practice opening summer 2023! Richard A Oliva, MD is a board-certified Psychiatrist, graduate of UCSF Psychiatry and USC School of Medicine. Now offering private practice with in-person visits located in San Francisco's beautiful Presidio. Perfect for adults looking for outpatient psychiatry for medication evaluations, ongoing prescribing, psychotherapy and more.
New practice opening summer 2023! Richard A Oliva, MD is a board-certified Psychiatrist, graduate of UCSF Psychiatry and USC School of Medicine. Now offering private practice with in-person visits located in San Francisco's beautiful Presidio. Perfect for adults looking for outpatient psychiatry for medication evaluations, ongoing prescribing, psychotherapy and more.
(415) 918-5521 View (415) 918-5521

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Grief Psychiatrists

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.