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When should I seek professional help after the death of a loved one?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Sometimes recovering from the loss of a loved one can overwhelm you to the point where you may need to see a professional for guidance -- especially if the grieving process lasts longer than six months. Also, if one’s mourning period accelerates to the point where the mourner starts to consider not going on with life, a professional should be contacted right away.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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