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Depression or Demoralization?

Learn more about depression in these readings.
Required Readings

  • Psychologist Kenneth Doka writes about being “stuck in grief,” which doesn’t always mean the person is depressed.

​​The article explores the concept of being “stuck in grief” and provides various examples to illustrate different scenarios. It discusses cases where individuals may have a complicated and prolonged grief reaction, make a conscious choice to remain in grief, seek secondary benefits from grieving, adhere to cultural norms regarding grief expression, or simply navigate through the grieving process at their own pace. The author emphasizes the importance of understanding the reasons behind apparent “stuckness” in grief and suggests seeking counseling to facilitate the grieving journey effectively.

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