Traumatic grief presented with self-injury and suicide attempt: a case report


Ozer Ü. , Yuksel G., Erkoc S. N.

ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, cilt.15, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5455/apd.43675
  • Dergi Adı: ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY

Özet

Traumatic grief is described as the sum of symptoms and reactions occured following the sudden and terrific loss of a loved one in who experienced this loss and accepted as a diagnosis distinct from normal grief as well as other psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders, major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Herein, a 25 year old female case which was hospitalized because of serious self-injurious behavior and suicide attempt, diagnosed as traumatic grief and treated with pharmacotherapy along with hypnotherapy is described and in the context of this case, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to traumatic grief are discussed.