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Complicated grief is not synonymous with grief. Complicated grief is characterised by an extended grieving period and other criteria, including mental and physical impairments.  An important part of understanding complicated grief is understanding how the symptoms differ from normal grief. The Mayo Clinic states that with normal grief the feelings of loss are evident. When the reaction turns into complicated grief, however, the feelings of loss become incapacitating and continue even though time passes.  The signs and symptoms characteristic of complicated grief are listed as "extreme focus on the loss and reminders of the loved one, intense longing or pining for the deceased, problems accepting the death, numbness or detachment… bitterness about your loss, inability to enjoy life, depression or deep sadness, trouble carrying out normal routines, withdrawing from social activities, feeling that life holds no meaning or purpose, irritability or agitation, lack of trust in others."  The symptoms seen in complicated grief are specific because the symptoms seem to be a combination of the symptoms found in separation as well as traumatic distress. They are also considered to be complicated because, unlike normal grief, these symptoms will continue regardless of the amount of time that has passed and despite treatment given from tricyclic antidepressants. 
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Whether or not an electric shock will cause death is influenced by the pathway the current takes through the body, the amount of current, and the skin resistance. Thus, a very small amount of electrical energy applied directly to the heart may be enough to stop it from beating or to trigger ventricular fibrillation.
I was out to get sunset photos of the Chinese fishing nets in Kochi. Some guys operating the fishing net contraption encouraged me to take my photos from out on the rig. I was suspicious they wanted something in return so I asked, “is it free? You don’t want any money?” They replied “Yes, free! Please don’t pay us! Come!” I felt awkward, but I went out to get my shot, knowing it was the only way to get the perfect angle. When I was done I was walking off the rig and of course , the guy asked for money. Whatever, it was expected. He had lied to me, but I did get some good shots, so I pulled out 20 rupees (a small amount of money). He scoffed, “no, no. 100 rupees.”
This version of How to Overcome Culture Shock was reviewed by Tasha Rube, LMSW on August 18, 2017.